Supporting a People's Vote in Brent

Are you ready to vote?

The next General Election will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019.

If you haven’t already registered to vote, you will not be able to vote in the General Election on 12 December

To find out more, visit Your Vote Matters by the Electoral Commission.

How to register

To check whether you are already registered, to change your details (eg address) or to find out more including whether you are eligible and what you need to register, visit Brent Council’s Register to vote page, or contact them:

London Borough of Brent
Electoral Services
Civic Centre
Engineers Way
020 8937 1372

It usually only takes about five minutes to register to vote.

For more information on registering to vote, elections and how to vote, visit
Your Vote Matters by the Electoral Commission.

Your vote matters: make it count.

Further information

The Electoral Commission provides further information on various topics.

Voting in person, by post or proxy

Deadline passed In England, Scotland and Wales, the deadline to apply for a postal vote in the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019 is 5pm on 26 November, but note that must still register to vote by 26 November.

Deadline passed In England, Scotland and Wales, the deadline to apply for a proxy vote in the UK Parliamentary general election on 12 December 2019 is 5pm on 4 December, but note that you must have already registered.

For further information: Voting in person, by post or proxy


If you’re a student, you may be able to register to vote at both your home address and your term-time address.

You can only vote once in a general election. It is a criminal offence to vote twice in one election.

This means you must choose if you want to vote at your home address or at your term-time address.

For further information: Students

Armed forces

If you are in the Armed Forces – or a spouse or partner of someone who is – you can register as a service voter.

For further information: Armed forces

Overseas voters

If you are a UK citizen living abroad, you can apply to be an overseas voter.

For further information: Overseas voters

People with no fixed address

You can still register to vote even if you do not have a fixed address. This may be because you are:

  • a patient in a mental health hospital
  • homeless
  • a merchant seaman
  • part of the gypsy or travelling community
  • living on a boat or other movable residence
  • a person remanded in custody
  • If you are staying at an address for an extended length of time then you can be considered as residing there and can register for that address. This could be a hospital, hostel, prison facility or similar place.

For further information: People with no fixed address

For further information on elections, registering and voting, see the website of the Electoral Commission.

2017 General Election results

The results of the General Election in 2017 were:

Brent North
Candidate Party Votes Vote (%)
Barry Gardiner Lab 35,496 62.9
Ameet Jogia Con 18,435 32.7
Paul Lorber * LD 1,614 2.9
Michaela Lichten * Green 660 1.2
Elcena Jeffers * Ind 239 0.4
Brent Central
Candidate Party Votes Vote (%)
Dawn Butler Lab 38,208 73.1
Rahoul Bhansali Con 10,211 19.5
Anton Georgiou * LD 2,519 4.8
Shaka Lish * Green 802 1.5
Janice North * UKIP 556 1.1
Hampstead and Kilburn
Candidate Party Votes Vote (%)
Tulip Siddiq Lab 34,464 59
Claire-Louise Leyland Con 18,904 32.4
Kirsty Allan LD 4,100 7.0
John Mansook * Green 742 1.3
Hugh Easterbrook * Ind 136 0.2
Rainbow Weiss * Ind 61 0.1

* Candidate lost their deposit

Source: 2017 General Election Results on

Boos for Boris Johnson in Berlin

Brent4Europe stalwarts Karin and Graham protested outside Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin yesterday ahead of the G7 summit this coming weekend.

The reception they gave Johnson can be heard in this report from Channel 4 News.

Ahead of the meeting, Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk spelling out the UK’s demands for a Brexit deal, saying:

The UK and the EU have already agreed that “alternative arrangements” can be part of the solution. Accordingly:

– I propose that the backstop should be replaced with a commitment to put in place such arrangements as far as possible before the end of the transition period, as part of the future relationship.

With only 70 days until the UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU, Merkel challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avoid a no-deal Brexit in the next 30 days in a press conference after her first face-to-face meeting with her UK counterpart.

Johnson accepted the “onus” was on the UK, but said he believed there was “ample scope” for a new deal to be reached.

However, Johnson didn’t spell out what ‘alternative arrangements’ he was thinking of — and no one has yet been able to specify any concrete ideas that would actually work in practice.

Coming up with them in the next 30 days will be a tall order for Johnson.

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