This LGA produced guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.
What is purdah?
The term 'purdah' has come into popular use across central and local government to describe the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on communications activity are in place. The... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:55 by Jake Atkinson
The Local Government Association have previously published a very useful set of FAQs on "purdah", the pre-election preriod, click here to access the FAQs.
The full range of LGA purdah advice can be accessed here.
This confirms, amongst other things that:
1. All sitting councillors, whether seeking re-election or not, should have regard for the Publicity Code and the restrictions during the purdah period.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 21:34 by Jake Atkinson
A General Election will take place 8 June 2017, this follows an announcement by the prime minister on Tuesday and a vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Purdah for the General Election is likely to start on the day that Parliament is dissolved – expected to be 3 May – and continue until after polling day.The purdah period before General Elections is not regulated by law, but governed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:30 by Jake Atkinson
A referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday, 23 June 2016.
The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 places restrictions on the material that local authorities and others can publish about the referendum. These restrictions apply for a period of 28 days before the referendum and become effective from Friday, 27 May 2016.
All Parish and Town Councils... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05 by Jake Atkinson