UK Parliamentary Elections

The next UK Parliamentary General Election takes place on Thursday 12 December 2019.

The election gives you the chance to have your say on the Members of Parliament (MPs) you want to represent you at Westminster.

The role of MPs representing Scotland in the House of Commons at Westminster is to represent constituents on reserved matters – matters that are governed by Westminster and not the Scottish Government. These include defence, foreign affairs, national security and employment.

There are two parliamentary constituencies that include South Ayrshire:

  • Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock – covers Ayr, Coylton, Cumnock, Maybole, Girvan and surrounding areas. Currently served by Bill Grant (Conservative).
  • Central Ayrshire Constituency – covers Prestwick, Troon, Annbank, Tarbolton, Symington and Dundonald and surrounding areas. Currently served by Dr Philippa Whitford (SNP).

These web pages should help you find all the information you need on registering to vote, standing as a candidate, voting in the election, and how the result will be announced.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you can visit the Electoral Commission website or call the helpline on 0800 3 280 280.

Alternatively, you can call our contact centre on 0300 123 0900 or email us at

Official notices/documents

All published public notices, documents and guidance for the UK Parliamentary General Election on 12 December 2019 can be found below: