Public Health Emergency

April 7th, 2020

Following on the Elections scheduled for 7 May this year being postponed by 12 months until 6 May next year, the Local Government (Postponement of Elections and Referendums) ( England and Wales) Regulations 2020, S.I. 2020/395, pursuant to Sections 61 and 63 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, contain detailed provisions that specified local elections and referendums that would otherwise be required before 5 May 2021 are postponed until 6 May 2021. The specified local elections are those to fill “casual vacancies” in local authority and other bodies, including “local by-elections” under Section 89 of the Local Government Act 1972. The specified referendums include those relating to governance changes and neighbourhood planning.

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