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Press release: Postponement of May 2020 elections

Cabinet Office

March 13
21:46 2020

Local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections that were due to take place in May this year will be postponed until May 2021, the Government has confirmed today. The Government will also work with the devolved administrations to ensure that they have the necessary powers to take the same approach.

The decision was taken following advice from the Governments medical experts in relation to the response to the Covid-19 virus and the advice of those delivering elections.

Legislation will now be brought forward to postpone the el

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