Portsmouth City Council is divided into 14 wards; St Thomas, St Jude, Central Southsea, Eastney & Craneswater, Milton, Fratton, Charles Dickens, Baffins, Nelson, Copnor, Hilsea, Paulsgrove, Cosham and Drayton & Farlington.

Each of these wards is represented by three city councillors. City Council elections are held in three years out of every four, and elect one councillor per ward. The next city council elections are scheduled as follows:

  • 7 May 2020. These will be held combined with the Police & Crime Commissioner elections.

    Please note that these dates could be amended in the event of a General Election or a European Parliamentary Election.

Parliamentary constituencies

Portsmouth City Council is divided into two parliamentary constituencies, Portsmouth South and Portsmouth North, which each comprise the wards listed in the table at the bottom of the page. Each constituency is represented by a Member of Parliament (MP). 

To determine whether your Parliamentary constituency and local MP are based in Portsmouth North or Portsmouth South, please enter your postcode at findyourmp.parliament.uk.

European Parliamentary Constituency

Portsmouth City Council is part of the South East region European Parliamentary Constituency. There are 10 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) that represent the South East region.

For further information on elected representatives, please see our Democracy website.

Portsmouth's polling districts, wards and constituencies

 Polling districtCity Council wardUK parliamentary
constituency
European parliamentary
constituency

HA, HB, HC, HD, HE

Baffins

Portsmouth North

South East region

CA, CB, CC, CD, CE

Central Southsea

Portsmouth South

South East region

GA, GB, GC, GD, GE, GF

Charles Dickens

Portsmouth South

South East region

JA, JB, JC, JD, JE, JF

Copnor

Portsmouth North

South East region

MA, MB, MC, MD, ME

Cosham

Portsmouth North

South East region

NA, NB, NC, ND, NE, NF, NG

Drayton & Farlington

Portsmouth North

South East region

DA, DB, DC, DD, DE, DF

Eastney & Craneswater

Portsmouth South

South East region

FA, FB, FC, FD, FE

Fratton

Portsmouth South

South East region

KA, KB, KC, KD, KE, KF

Hilsea

Portsmouth North

South East region

EA, EB, EC, ED, EE

Milton

Portsmouth South

South East region

IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF

Nelson

Portsmouth North

South East region

LA, LB, LC, LD, LE, LF, LG

Paulsgrove

Portsmouth North

South East region

BA, BB, BC, BD, BE

St Jude

Portsmouth South

South East region

AA, AB, AC, AD, AE

St Thomas

Portsmouth South

South East region

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