We are receiving a number of queries related to the pre-election period (purdah) prior to the General Election, which started when Parliament is dissolved today. Legal Briefing L01-19 on our website on the code of recommended practice on local authority publicity is useful for reacquainting ourselves with requirements. While legal risks to councils are low, there could be risks related to public perception... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:30 by Kevin Bacon
Can you hold the Annual Parish Meeting during Purdah?
The forthcoming elections on 2 May 2019 falls within the statutory period (1 March to 1 June) that local councils hold their Annual Parish or Town Meeting – the annual assembly of residents of the area, not a Council meeting.
Many Councils use their parish / town meeting as an opportunity to report on achievements and finances during the previous 12 months. Often, Councils hold annual awards promoting... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:15 by Kevin Bacon