General Election - 8 June 2017

The last UK Parliamentary Election (General Election) took place on Thursday, 8 June, 2017.

There are 4 UK Parliamentary constituencies within Fife:

• Dunfermline & West Fife
• Glenrothes
• Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath
• North East Fife

Notice of election

View the Notice of election.

Election Timetable

View the election timetable.

Candidates and agents

The deadline to stand as a candidate was 4pm on Thursday 11 May.

Download the list of candidates.  

Download the Notice of election agents.

If you require any more information or further guidance this is available from the Electoral Commission.

Who can vote in the General Election?

British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens who are aged 18 or over and registered to vote in one of the four Fife constituencies. To find out what constituency you live in, click here and enter your postcode.

Please note that EU citizens (who are not Citizens of the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus or Malta) are not able to vote in UK Parliament elections.

To vote in the General Election, you had to be registered to vote by midnight on Monday 22 May, 2017.


How to register to vote if you’re not already

Anyone wanting to vote in the General Election had to make sure that they registered to vote by Monday 22 May.  However, the register is updated continuously throughout the year so although it’s too late to register for this election, registering to vote after this date would allow you to take part in any future elections. For more information and to register to vote visit

Poll cards for those already registered to vote were posted out on 16 May. For anyone registering after 16 May, you're poll card will be posted out on 26 May.

Voting by post

Please note that you had to be registered to vote before midnight on Monday 22 May before you can apply to vote by post in this election.

If you wanted to vote by post, or amend an existing postal vote you had until 5.00 pm on Tuesday 23 May.

If you've applied for a postal vote you should receive your pack between 24 May and 1 June.

If you haven't received your pack by 2 June email us at or call us on 03451 55 55 22.

You should complete and return your postal ballot paper as soon as you can. Your postal vote must be received by the Returning Officer by 10pm on 8 June, 2017.

Please note that if you have a postal vote you can’t go along to your local polling place and vote there on 8 June. However, you can hand your postal vote in to your local polling place on 8 June between 7am and 10pm.

If you would like to apply for a postal vote for future elections you can do it by downloading, completeing and returning the form, or by emailing us at or call us on 03451 55 55 11.

Voting by proxy (when someone votes on your behalf)

Please note that you had to be registered to vote before midnight on Monday 22 May before you could apply to vote by proxy in this election.

If you wanted to amend an existing proxy vote you had to do this by 5.00pm on Tuesday 23 May 2017.

If you wanted to apply for a new proxy vote (when someone votes on your behalf), you had to do this by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 31 May, 2017.

For more information on how to vote by post or proxy in future elections click here.

How to fill in the ballot paper

To make sure your vote is counted in this election you vote for one candidate using one cross (X).

Where to vote

If you're already registered you should expect your poll card to be dropping through your letterbox any time after 16 May. This will tell you where you should go to vote. Your poll card is just for information, you do not need it to vote but it is helpful if you take it with you when you go to vote.

A list of polling places in the four constituencies are listed here . Please be aware that some polling places and the way you access them have recently changed so you may have to go to a different place to vote or use a different entrance.

The count

The Counts for the Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, North East Fife and Dunfermline & West Fife constituencies took place overnight on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June, 2017.

Access to the counts was restricted to election staff, candidates, their agents and the media, accredited observers and Electoral Commission representatives.

The media

If you’re a member of the media and wanted to attend any of the UK Parliamentary elections counts in Fife you had to complete a media accreditation form by Thursday 1 June.

If you've applied for accreditation your pass will be emailed out to you w/c 4 June.

Please note that we are unable to make any changes or take new requests after the closing date.

Download a copy of the media pack for the North East Fife, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath constituencies.

Download a copy of the media pack for the Dunfermline & West Fife constituency.

The results

The results for Fife are available on the Election Results page. They also appeared on our news page as soon as were announced on Friday 9 June.

Previous results

Click here to see the results for Fife from the 2010 and 2015 General Elections.








Electoral Registration
Tel: 03451 55 55 11 Contact Electoral Registration online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT

Election enquiries
Tel: 01592 583111 Contact Election enquiries online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT

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