Day: 5 February 2021

Local elections are scheduled for May 2021 – ministers are dithering about delaying but we do need new councillors

I don’t think there is any choice. The May local elections must be delayed. Until the autumn. I don’t want this. Elections refresh councils. Clear out ineffective councillors. Replace them with effective councillors. That’s the theory anyway. All Shropshire parish and town councils and Shropshire Council were due for renewal on 6 May. I was looking forward to it. Elections are a lot of work for most councillors and wannabe councillors. But there is no doubt that most of our councils need refreshing. Our dithering government has yet to make a decision. It has banned political leafletting but has yet to make an announcement whether local elections will be held. We need that announcement now.

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