Voting and elections

Information for voters

Only British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens can vote at Parliamentary elections.

Voting deadlines

The deadline by which you need to be registered to vote for the 2017 General Election is 22 May. If you are already registered you don't need to do so again. Register online at It takes less than 5 minutes and you will need your National Insurance number to hand. 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 23 May 2017 – read more about postal voting and download an application form. Postal votes will be posted around 25 May 2017.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote, where someone votes at your polling station on your behalf because you are unable to go in person, is 5pm on 31 May 2017. Read more about proxy voting and download an application form.

Not received your postal vote?

If you have not received your postal vote by 2 June this can be re-issued to you. To do this contact Electoral Services on 020 7527 3110 or at 

Emergency proxy vote

If you have:

  • had an accident or medical emergency after 31 May
  • been called away on business and were only told after 31 May

so you won't be able to vote in person on 8 June 2017, you may qualify for an emergency proxy.

Your application needs to be attested (verified) - you can download and complete one of the application forms at the bottom of this page. 

The completed application must be with us by 5pm at the latest on polling day, and either emailed to or handed in at the Town Hall on Upper St, for the attention of Electoral Services.


The candidates for the Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury constituencies at the 2017 General Election on 8 June.

Islington North:

 Name  Party
 ANGUS Keith  Liberal Democrats
 CLARK James Tovey  Conservatives
 CORBYN Jeremy Bernard  Labour Party
 FOSTER Michael Adam  
 FRASER Keith Graham  UK Independence Party (UKIP)
 KNAPP Knigel  The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
 MARTIN Bill  The Socialist Party (GB)
 MENDOZA Andres  Communist League
 RUSSELL Caroline  Green Party

Islington South and Finsbury:

Name    Party
 CHARALAMBOUS Jason Theo George  Conservatives
 DESMIER Alain Cyril Matthew  Liberal Democrats
 HAMDACHE Benali  Green Party
 MUSWELL Pete  UK Independence Party (UKIP)
 THORNBERRY Emily  Labour Party

Please find below the Statements of Persons Nominated for the two Islington Parliamentary Constituencies. These notices give the names of all the candidates standing at the General Election on 8 June 2017.

The Notice of Election published on Friday 5 May 2017 for both Parliamentary Constituencies in Islington can be seen below. This formally triggers the election process and further official notices will appear on this page.

The Notice of Election Agents for all candidates standing at the election is also published below.

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