Elections held in the borough

About parliamentary elections

There are two parliamentary constituencies within the Hinckley and Bosworth area:

  • Bosworth
  • Charnwood (part)

Details of current Members of Parliament for the constituencies within the borough.

A general election is held across the country at intervals of no more than five years, and a by-election is where an election is held to fill a vacancy when a person ceases to be an MP in between general elections.

The exact interval between general elections is a decision for the Prime Minister of the day (technically, the decision to dissolve Parliament and call a general election is a matter for the Queen, but in practice the Prime Minister's wishes have never been refused). The most recent general election was held on 7 May 2015. The next general election will be held on 8 June 2017. More information: current elections

Last updated: 25/04/2017 10:21