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UK local government elections to go ahead as planned in May

· 02/05/2021 04:40
UK local government elections to go ahead as planned in May

- England and Wales will go ahead with local government elections on May 6 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said on Friday announcing a range of additional safeguards to make voting flexible and secure.

“Democracy should not be cancelled because of COVID,” said the Constitution Minister Chloe Smith.


(Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by William James)

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