General Election In May: Are You Registered To Vote?

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General Election In May: Are You Registered To Vote?

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The general election is coming up on 7 May, so don't miss your chance to have your say. The last date you can register to vote is Monday 20 April.

Voting will happen in all Parliamentary constituencies across the country to elect MPs, and local councillors in some areas. We can't emphasise enough that if you haven't registered to vote, your voice will go unheard. To be eligible to vote you have to be aged 18 or over on polling day and be a UK, Commonwealth or Irish citizen.

We pointed out in January that how we’re registered to vote has changed, so you should check that you’re still on the electoral roll. If you’re not, you can register to vote and update your details online, and apply for a postal vote if you can't make it to a polling station.

It's all too easy to think all politicians are as bad as each other and your vote won't count, but in some areas it's going to be a close run thing. Take a look at these majorities in some London boroughs:

Hampstead & Kilburn (42 majority)
Hendon (106 majority)
Brent Central (1,345 majority)
Sutton & Cheam (1,608 majority)
Eltham (1,663 majority)
Enfield North (1,692 majority
Brentford & Isleworth (1,958 majority)
Tooting (2,524 majority)
Westminster North (2,126 majority)
Dagenham & Rainham (2,630 majority)

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Last Updated 16 March 2015