May 2021 Local Elections: Covid-19

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at on 17 December 2020.

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Photo of Kate Osborne Kate Osborne Labour, Jarrow

The May 2021 elections will see a record number of different elections with various different voting systems all taking place on the same day. In normal times this would pose an immense logistical challenge, without the added complications brought about by the pandemic. Will the Minister outline why the Government have ruled out an all-postal ballot and refused to make any legislative changes to consider any new forms of voting, as we have seen across the globe?