Local elections postponed for a year due to coronavirus

May's local and mayoral elections have been postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 4:08 pm
May's local elections have been postponed

The announcement comes as the Electoral Commission said on Thursday elections should be delayed until the autumn to "mitigate" the impact of the virus.

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Polling on Thursday, May 7th, would also have been carried out to elect the next police and crime commissioner for the region.