This year’s local council elections and elections for Greater Manchester Mayor have been postponed until 2021.

The contest were due to be held in May for 118 councils in England along with eight posts for directly elected mayors, including that of Mayor of Greater Manchester.

The UK Electoral Commission has advised the government that it should postpone local elections until the autumn. In a statement, the Electoral Commission said: “We’ve written to the UK Government to recommend that the May polls be postponed until the autumn as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This is due to growing risks to the delivery of the polls & to mitigate the impact on voters, campaigners & electoral administrators.”


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