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Purdah Explained

On May 7, 2015 the borough and General Elections will take place, so to ensure the council doesn’t influence the decision making of voters we are now in the period known as Purdah.

From now until May 7 the council must not “publish any material which, in whole or in part, appears to be designed to affect public support for a political party.”

We will still issues press releases and statements and can continue to use social media, however Councillors will not be quoted unless there is an emergency. This will apply not only to council publications, but also to the use of our social media channels.

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