Statement on the UK Government's decision to postpone May's polls

Quote from the Commission's chief executive

Commenting on the Government’s decision to postpone the upcoming May polls, our chief executive, Bob Posner, has made the following statement:

“We welcome and support the UK Government’s decision to postpone the May elections. This will allow local authorities to focus their efforts on delivering front line public services and importantly, mitigates risks to voters and campaigners. We will work with the wider electoral community to ensure elections in 2021, including these postponed elections, are well run, command public trust and attract high levels of participation.”