UK Parliamentary General Election - July 2024

Update: 5 July 2024

Dumfries and Galloway County Constituency results

NAME OF CANDIDATE

DESCRIPTION

NUMBER OF VOTES

John Matthew COOPER

Scottish Conservative and Unionist

13,527

David Philip GRIFFITHS

Heritage Party - Freedom. Family. Nation.

230

Charles Anthony KEAL

Reform UK

4,313

Tracey LITTLE

Scottish National Party (SNP)

12,597

Iain MCDONALD

Scottish Liberal Democrats

2,092

Laura MOODIE

Scottish Greens

1,249

James WALLACE

Scottish Labour Party

11,767

 

Want of official mark 

0

Voting for more than one candidate

18

Writing or mark identifying voter 

1

Unmarked or void for uncertainty

143

 

TOTAL VOTES CAST

45,937

TOTAL ELECTORATE 

78,541

PERCENTAGE POLL 

58.5%

MAJORITY

930


Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale, and Tweeddale County Constituency results

NAME OF CANDIDATE

DESCRIPTION

NUMBER OF VOTES

Dominic ASHMOLE

Scottish Greens

1,488

Drummond BEGG

Scottish Liberal Democrats

2,800

Daniel COLEMAN

Scottish Labour Party

10,140

Gareth KIRK

Scottish Family Party

208

David Alexander KIRKWOOD

Reform UK

3,822

Kim MARSHALL

Scottish National Party (SNP)

10,757

David Gordon MUNDELL

Scottish Conservative and Unionist

14,999

 

Want of official mark 

0

Voting for more than one candidate

21

Writing or mark identifying voter 

3

Unmarked or void for uncertainty

109

 

TOTAL VOTES CAST

44,347

TOTAL ELECTORATE 

71,900

PERCENTAGE POLL 

61.7%

MAJORITY

4,242


Dumfries and Galloway County Constituency

The total number of ballot papers to be counted in the election is 45,937

Forty five thousand, nine hundred and thirty seven.

The turnout was 58.5%

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale County Constituency

The total number of ballot papers to be counted in the election is 44,347

Forty four thousand, three hundred and forty seven

The turnout was 61.7%

Update: 28 June 2024

Dumfries and Galloway Council is taking measures to ensure a small number of postal voters in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Dumfries and Galloway constituencies who won't be at home next week can cast their vote in next Thursday's UK Parliamentary general election.

The distribution of postal votes nationally has been hit by delays, but Royal Mail has confirmed that all packs in the two constituencies should be delivered tomorrow (Saturday) or Monday.

Due to these delays, we have taken the following steps:

  • From today (28 June), and over the weekend, voters in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Dumfries and Galloway constituencies who have yet to receive their postal votes - and will not be at home next week - should contact elections@dumgal.gov.uk or call our dedicated helpline immediately on 01387 260008. The helpline will be staffed between 9am and 3pm Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June.
  • A small number of people who haven't received their postal vote but will not be at home next week in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Dumfries and Galloway constituencies have already been in touch with our council and we are reissuing them with a voting pack.
  • We have posted updates on our website, social media and issued a media statement.

We are prioritising those who will not be at home next week. If you will be at home next week, please wait for delivery and only contact us early next week if you still haven't received your voting pack.

The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency covers parts of the Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire Council areas. The Dumfries and Galloway Constituency lies within the Dumfries and Galloway Council area only.

Update: 21 June 2024

There has been an error in the address of a candidate on postal ballot papers issued to voters in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency.

Please be assured that your postal vote remains valid, and you should return your completed postal ballot paper and postal voting statement - as normal in the reply-paid envelope already provided.

If you have already returned your postal vote please be re-assured that you do not need to take any further action.

For further details: Error in address on postal ballot paper for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency - postal votes remain valid.


A General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024

The Returning Officer is responsible for 2 Constituencies

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale - covering areas of Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire Council areas

At the last election in 2019, the Conservative and Unionist Party secured both seats.

The current elected MP for the Dumfries and Galloway Constituency is Alister Jack

The current elected MP for the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Constituency is David Mundell

Notices of poll

Notices of Election Agents

Candidate information

If you intend to stand as a candidate, you will find the relevant information below:

On this page:

When the vote is

The UK General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on this date.

Results

The counting of all votes will begin at DG1 Leisure Complex, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT immediately after polling closes, with the results expected to be announced in the early hours of the following day.

Who can vote

To vote in the election for the UK Parliament, you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be aged 18 or over on the day of the election (Polling Day)
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK or Gibraltar, or living abroad and registered as an overseas voter
  • not be legally excluded from voting - prisoners serving a sentence for a conviction cannot vote.

How to register to vote

You need to be registered on the electoral roll to vote in the election.

If you've never voted before, have moved house, or changed your name recently, you will need to register to be able to vote.

You can register to vote online to make sure you can vote in this election and future elections.

The deadline to be registered to vote in the UK General Election is Tuesday 18 June 2024.

Voter ID

You will need to bring photo identification to the polling station to cast your vote in the UK General Election 2024.

The name on your photo identification should be the same names that you used to register to vote.

Acceptable photo identification includes:

  • passport
  • driving licence, including provisional licences
  • Scottish National Entitlement card - issued for the purpose of concessionary travel
  • Blue Badge
  • identity card with PASS mark
  • Young Scot card
  • biometric immigration document
  • defence identity card
  • Voter Authority Certificate

See the full list of accepted forms of photo identification on the electoral commission website by selecting 'Your location' as 'Scotland'.

You only need to show one form of identification, but it needs to be the original and not a photocopy or digital version.

Your photo identification does not need to specify your gender.

Your identification can be expired, as long as you still look like the photo.

How to apply for a free voter ID

If you do not have an accepted form of identification, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

You need to be registered to vote before you apply for a certificate. You can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate during the registration process.

You can get a paper application form from the Electoral Registration Office at:

Militia House
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2HR

Send your completed form back to them by post.

To apply, you should provide your name, address, date of birth and national insurance number. If do not know your national insurance number, you can still apply, but the electoral registration office will contact you to ask for a different proof of your identity. You will also need to provide a photo.

How to vote

Voting at a polling station with photo identification

If you choose not to vote by post or proxy, polling stations will be open from 7am to 10am on polling day.

You can find details of your polling station on your poll card letter. You should check where the station is located, as this may have changed since you last voted.

You do not need your poll card letter to vote, but it saves time at the polling station if you take it with you.

When you arrive at your polling station, you will be asked for your name and address and then your photo identification. If you wish to do this in private, please let a member of polling staff know and they will arrange this for you.

You will need to remove any face coverings, including veils or masks, when your photo identification is checked. This can be done in private, outside, and by a member of staff of the same gender if this would make you feel more comfortable.

Your photo identification is checked for your name only and no other reason.

Once polling staff are satisfied with your photo identification, they will provide you with your ballot paper to allow you to vote.

Change of Polling Place 

Due to unforseen circumstances the following change has been made to our published Shedule of Polling Places for the UK Parliamentary General Election on Thursday 4 July 2024.

Polling District 04D1R

Original Polling Place - Crossmichael Memorial Hall
                                       3 St Michaels Road
                                       Crossmichael
                                       DG7 3AY

New Polling Place - Crossmichael Church Hall
                                  Main Street
                                  Crossmichael
                                  DG7 3AS

Polling District 03D1R

Original Polling Place - Catstrand
                                       High Street
                                       New Galloway
                                       DG7 3RN

New Polling Place - Kells Primary School 
                                  New Galloway
                                  Castle Douglas
                                  DG7 3RL

All electors in the Pollling District will receive a new Poll Card advising them of the change and the Village Hall will display a notice advising of the new location.

Accessible voting

How we make our polling stations accessible.

Wheelchair access

As many polling stations as possible have wheelchair access. The ramped access may not be through the main door, but it will be clearly signposted.

If it's difficult for you to access the polling station, the Presiding Officer can help you. They can bring a ballot paper out to you. Once you've voted, fold the ballot paper and the Presiding Officer will take it to the ballot box.

Every polling station has a low-level polling booth. It's suitable for most wheelchair users and people of short stature.

Voting aids for visually impaired or blind people

Large print notices

We display large print notices of ballot papers in every polling station. You can use these as a reference. By law you must still cast your vote on a standard print ballot paper.

Tactile device

We can fix a tactile device to the ballot paper. It has flaps that cover each option on the ballot paper and has the corresponding ballot number underneath. These numbers are embossed in black and you can also idenify it by touch. 

To cast your vote, lift the relevant flap to show the box on the ballot paper and make your mark. We then remove the device and place the ballot paper in the ballot box.

Help from a companion

If you have a disability that prevents you from completing a ballot paper on your own, you can bring someone with you to the polling station. Your companion must be 18 years or older on election day.

At the polling station they must ask the Presiding Officer for a companion declaration form. This is to state they have recorded your vote truly and faithfully.

Help from staff

You can ask the Presiding Officer to help you vote. They are legally bound by the Requirement for Secrecy and your vote will remain secret.

If you know which candidate you want to vote for, the Presiding Officer can mark the ballot paper for you. You do this in the privacy of the polling booth.

Ask for a reasonable adjustment

To ask for a reasonable adjustment at your polling station you can:

The Returning Officer will then consider your request and get back to you.

Easy read guide on how to register to vote and how to vote in elections

Use this step-by-step, easy read guide to registering to vote.

This guide is an example of an application to register to vote. It will help you to register to vote on GOV.UK.

Voting by post

If you're not able to vote in person on polling day, you can apply to vote by post.

You need to register in advance for a postal vote.

Register for a postal vote.

The deadline to be registered for a postal vote for the UK General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

There are some changes to how postal votes can be handled for this election, including:

  • a ban on political campaigners handling postal votes, except where the postal vote is their own, that of a close family member or someone that they provide regular care for
  • a person can hand in a maximum of 6 postal votes at polling stations or council offices, but must include their own postal vote in this number
  • any person who hands in postal votes at polling stations or council offices will be required to complete a form.

Postal votes should be posted back by following the instructions contained in the postal vote pack, that you should now have received. Postal votes can also be handed into one of our Council Customer Service Centres but within the opening hours of each site, as a form must be completed when handing the postal votes in.

On polling day itself (4 July), postal votes can be handed into a polling station within your constituency, but again, please be prepared to complete a form that polling staff will issue you with, if handing postal votes into a polling station.

Voting by proxy

A proxy vote is where someone votes on your behalf at your allocated polling station.

You need to register in advance for a proxy vote.

Register for a proxy vote.

The deadline to be registered for a proxy vote for the UK General Election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

You should send your completed applications to the Electoral Registration Office at:

Militia House
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2HR

If you appoint a proxy, you can still vote at your polling station as long as your proxy has not already voted on your behalf or have arranged a postal vote.

Changes to electoral boundaries

There are 2 UK Parliamentary constituencies administered by our Returning Officer

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

There have been some changes to boundaries for these constituencies, following a review by the Boundary Commission:

We have also completed our 'Polling District and Polling Places Review'.  This has resulted in fewer polling districts and therefore fewer polling stations, please ensure that you check your Poll Card carefully as your Polling Station may have changed:

FAQ's

I want to register to vote

You may already be registered. If you have recently received a poll card this is a strong indication that you are already registered. You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or if you would prefer a paper application form please contact the ERO. The closing date for applications to register is midnight on Tuesday 18th June 2024.

I want to apply for a postal vote

You will need to complete an application form and provide the ERO with your date of birth and signature. Please go online to www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote or contact the ERO for a paper application form. The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 19th June 2024.

I want to appoint a proxy to vote for me

You will need to complete an application form and provide the ERO with your date of birth and signature. Please go online to www.gov.uk/apply-proxy-vote or contact the ERO for a paper application form. The deadline for proxy vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

Will I need Photographic ID to Vote at the General Election?

Yes. You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.

What forms of Photo ID are acceptable?

You can use any of the following accepted forms of photo ID when voting at a polling station.

International travel

Passportissued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country (including an Irish Passport Card) 

Driving and Parking

Driving licenceissued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)

A Blue Badge

Local travel

Older Person's Bus Passfunded by the UK Government

Disabled Person's Bus Pass funded by the UK Government

60+ London Oyster Photocard funded by Transport for London

Freedom Pass

Scottish National Entitlement Card issued for the purpose of concessionary travel (including a 60+, disabled or under 22s bus pass)

60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

Disabled Person's Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person's SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Proof of age

Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)

Other government issued documents

Biometric immigration document

Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)

National identity card issued by an EEA state

Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland

Voter Authority Certificate

How do I apply for a Voter Authority Certificate?

An application for a Voter Authority Certificate can be made online using the link attached. You will need to upload a photograph of yourself. Please contact the ERO if you require a paper application form. These applications must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

Who are the candidates standing?

The notice of candidates standing will is shown in our notice of poll document Notice of polls.

Where is my polling place?

Poll cards will be posted out on/around 10 June 2024 and will show your allocated polling place. You can also check on our website  Polling places .

When will I receive my postal vote?

Postal Voting Packs are being posted out by first class mail from Wednesday 19 June 2024. The first batch of postal ballot packs are scheduled to be delivered on or around the 20 June 2024. This will take account of all postal vote applications processed prior to the 7 June 2024. Any application to vote by post received after this date will be issued in the final batch of postal ballot packs on or around 27 June 2024.

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