English local elections postponed for a year

Local elections in Rotherham and across England will be postponed for a year to May 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

English local elections postponed for a year

Local elections in Rotherham and across England will be postponed for a year to May 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Downing Street said it would be impractical to hold the elections as planned, as they would come during the peak of the spread of the virus.

Polls were due in 118 English councils, the London Assembly and seven English regional mayors.

Voting was also due to take place for the London mayor and police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.

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

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