UK parliamentary by-election happens when a seat in the House of Commons becomes vacant between general elections.

A by-election was called for the Kingswood constituency on 15 February 2024 following the standing down of MP Chris Skidmore.

Statement of persons nominated and notice of poll for the Kingswood constituency

The results of this election are available on our election results page.

Timetable of proceedings

Issue of WritThursday 11 January
Receipt of WritFriday 12 January
Publication of notice of election4pm Tuesday 16 January
Delivery of nominations10am Wednesday 17 January
Deadline for receipt of nominations4pm Friday 19 January
Deadline for withdrawal of candidate4pm Friday 19 January
Publication of notice of pollFriday 19 January
Publication of statements of persons nominated5pm Friday 19 January
Publication of situation of polling stations5pm Friday 19 January
Last date for registrationTuesday 30 January
Receipt of postal vote applications5pm Wednesday 31 January
Last day for voter authority certificates5pm Wednesday 7 February
Receipt of proxy vote applications5pm Wednesday 7 February
First day to issue replacement lost postal ballot papersFriday 9 February
Last day to issue replacement postal ballot papers5pm Thursday 15 February
Receipt of emergency proxy vote applications5pm Thursday 15 February
Day of poll7am Thursday 15 February
Return of election expensesThursday 21 March
Inspection of expensesSunday 31 March

Download this timetable as a pdf

Elections notices

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Further information

Download guidance for candidates and agents at UK parliamentary by-elections

Location of Kingswood (Constituency) boundary map

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