General Election 4 July 2024

There will be a General Election on Thursday 4 July 2024.

A General Election is when Members of Parliament are elected for all the constituencies across the UK.  Residents in the District of Tendring are in one of two geographical constituencies – Clacton, or Harwich and North Essex.  The Clacton constituency is wholly within the District of Tendring and the constituency of Harwich and North Essex extends beyond Tendring into the administrative area of Colchester City Council.

The Acting Returning Officer for both constituencies is Ian Davidson, who is the Chief Executive of Tendring District Council.

Constituency boundary changes

The area of the two constituencies has changed since the last general election in 2019. As such, some electors who were previously in the Harwich and North Essex will now find that their homes are now in the Clacton constituency.

This is not a Council decision, it follows a review by the Boundary Commission for England.

You can check which constituency you are in by visiting the Ordnance Survey Election Maps website ( and selecting ‘Future Westminster Constituencies’ in the boundaries section.

Below are the key dates to be aware of:

  • 4 June 2024 - publication of Notice of Election

Notice of Election - Clacton Constituency

Notice of Election - Harwich and North Essex Constituency

  • 5 June 2024 - opening of receipt of nominations to be an MP

United Kingdom Parliamentary General Election 4th July - Clacton Constituency Nomination Papers Pack

United Kingdom Parliamentary General Election 4th July - Harwich and North Essex Constituency Nomination Papers Pack

  • 7 June 2024 4pm - deadline for nominations to be an MP

Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations - Clacton Constituency

Statement of persons nominated, notice of poll and situation of polling stations - Harwich and North Essex Constituency

Nomination forms will be available on this web page from Tuesday, 28 May. For more information or to request an appointment to submit a completed nomination paper/informal check, please email or call 01255 686575.

Guidance to candidates and agents

'The Electoral Commission has made available guidance to candidates standing in the UK Parliamentary Election on 4 July 2024. This is available here:

There is a limit as to the expenditure that can be spent promoting a candidate in the election. The table below sets out the calculation for that limit:

Fixed amount Variable amount - county constituency
£11,390 12p per registered parliamamentary elector

The electorate figures based on the 3 June 2024 update to the electoral register (relevant for the Notice of Election) are:

Clacton Constituency: 77,256

Harwich and North Essex Constituency: 75,005

Want to work at the election?

Are you interested in working at the elections, either in polling stations or to help with counting of votes? If so, please get in touch with our Elections team by emailing or by calling 01255 686575.

Media accreditation

Accredited media wishing to sign up to cover the Clacton constituency and Harwich and North Essex constituency General Election counts should register their interest by 9am on Monday, 24 June, by completing this online form:

For other election media enquiries please email



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