The upcoming UK General Election on July 4, 2024, marks a significant moment for the country and the hair and beauty sector. As a hair and beauty professional, it's essential to understand the election process and how you can make your voice heard. Here's what you need to know:

A statement from Downing Street has confirmed: "Parliament will be prorogued on Friday 24 May. Dissolution will take place on Thursday 30 May. The General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July. The new Parliament will be summoned to meet on Tuesday 9 July, when the first business will be the election of the Speaker and the swearing-in of members, and the State Opening will be on Wednesday 17 July."