Local elections postponed

Over the last few weeks we have been preparing for the local council elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections which were due to take place on May 7th.

In light of the developing coronavirus situation, the government has now announced that those elections will not be taking place until May 2021.

The Labour Party nationally has also decided to suspend all campainging activity.

Changes to ward boundaries, and the reduction in the number of councillors across the borough, are accordingly also delayed until next year.

There will be further practical issues that need to be resolved as a result of the government’s decision, but please be assured that we will continue to serve the community to the best of our ability through the coming year.

We were looking forward to making our case through the election campaign, but it is right that public safety should come first.

You can find the latest advice from the NHS in relation to coronavirus by clicking here, and the latest information from the government by clicking here. We would encourage all residents to follow official advice in order to stay safe over the coming weeks and months.

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