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Fri Mar 13, 2020, 11:59 AM

Coronavirus live news: UK local and mayoral elections postponed to 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/13/coronavirus-live-updates-uk-us-australia-italy-europe-school-shutdown-share-markets-sport-events-cancelled-latest-update-news

Coronavirus live news: UK local and mayoral elections postponed to 2021, as global death toll passes 5,000

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UK local and mayoral elections postponed to 2021

Local elections have been postponed until May next year in England.

Heather Stewart

Local elections will be POSTPONED until May next year, Downing Street says. Poor old Rory Stewart.

March 13, 2020

The contest were due to be held in May for 118 councils in England along with eight posts for directly elected mayors, including for the mayor of London.
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hlthe2b Mar 2020 #1
Arkansas Granny Mar 2020 #2
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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:09 PM

1. ahh... shit.

"precedence"

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. You just know he'll try this.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Mar 13, 2020, 02:00 PM

3. Not surprised by this

Party activists canvassing voters in the current climate would be somewhere between difficult and impossible. And then there's all the hygiene questions people would have with polling stations at present.

This does mean I can't do my usual annual thread about local elections, and it means Labour get a year extra running Sheffield Council. But postponement had become sadly inevitable.

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