Elections

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is responsible for the administration of the following elections:

  • Local Council elections

  • UK general elections

  • UK referendums

  • Police & Crime Commissioner elections

  • European Parliament elections

For each election, a polling station is set up in each of the five wards making up the Isles of Scilly: Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin’s, St Mary’s and Tresco.

Local Council elections

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is elected every four years, with the next election due in 4 May 2017. Notice of Election - 4 May 2017

Statement as to the Persons Nominated for election as Councillor for:
BRYHER, ISLES OF SCILLY
ST AGNES, ISLES OF SCILLY
ST MARTIN'S, ISLES OF SCILLY
TRESCO, ISLES OF SCILLY
ST MARY'S, ISLES OF SCILLY

Previously, the council consisted of 21 seats for members, with 13 seats available to candidates standing for St Mary's and 2 seats available to candidates standing for each of the off-islands, namely Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin's and Tresco. However, the Boundary Commission have run a consultation on reducing the number of seats available and their recommendations are before parliament now. This will provide for 1 seat per off-island of Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin's and Tresco and 12 for St Mary's making a total of 16 seats. It is expected that this will be the situation in May 2017.

Results for the election on 2 May 2013 (and subsequent by elections) may be found here.

Current vacancies on the Council are shown here.

Anyone wishing to stand for election as a Councillor can find out more here.

UK general elections

In accordance with the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, UK general elections will normally be held every five years. The next general election is due to take place on 7 May 2020.

The Isles of Scilly is part of the St Ives constituency.

Results for the St Ives constituency from the general election on 7 May 2015 may be found here.

UK referendums

The most recent UK referendum was held on 23 June 2016 asking whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union.

Results for the Isles of Scilly counting area from the referendum on the European Union may be found here.

Police & Crime Commissioner elections

Police & Crime Commissioner elections will normally be held every four years, with the next election due in May 2020.

The Isles of Scilly is part of the Devon and Cornwall police force area.

Results for the Devon and Cornwall police force area from the election on 5 May 2016 may be found here.

European Parliament elections

Elections for the European Parliament take place every five years, with the next election due in May 2019.

The Isles of Scilly is part of the South West England constituency which elects six Members to the European Parliament.

Results for the South West England constituency from the election on 22 May 2014 may be found here.

 

Registering to vote

Who can register to vote?

The registers

Maintaining the registers

Ways to vote

Review of Polling Places