Elections

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

  • Local Council elections

  • UK general elections

  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections

  • UK referendums

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 on 1 May 2025.

The council consists of 16 seats for members, with 12 seats available to candidates standing for St Mary's and one seat available to candidates standing for each of the off-islands, namely Bryher, St Agnes, St Martin's and Tresco.

Results for the election of the full Council on 6 May 2021 may be found 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, general elections will normally be held every five years. The next general election is due to take place on 2 May 2024.

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

Results for the St Ives constituency from the general election on 12 December 2019 may be found here.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years.

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

Due to coronavirus, the Police and Crime Commissioner election that was scheduled for 7 May 2020 has been postponed to 6 May 2021.

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

 

Registering to vote

Who can register to vote?

The registers

Maintaining the registers

Ways to vote

Review of Polling Places

Apply for elections work