England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

Elections issues for English local authorities 2021

Summary

This election briefing covers some essential issues for local authorities during the pre-election period. It explains and highlights

  • the implications of the publicity code and illustrates how councils are able to use it to tackle discriminatory election campaigns provided they act objectively
  • a range of guidance on Covid-safe campaigning and election organisation
  • the position of elected members and how they can balance their ward responsibilities with campaigning.

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