Elections: May 2021

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:37 pm on 13th January 2021.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 1:37 pm, 13th January 2021

It is very good to see the excellent Minister at the virtual Dispatch Box. Here in Northamptonshire, we have a problem. Two new unitary authorities will be created on 1 April. If the elections are delayed, I assume that that council will be governed by the shadow authority. Those councillors will be going into their seventh year without being re-elected, so I hope that we can press on with the elections on the right date. Could the Minister look at the possibility of allowing candidates to use freepost delivery through Royal Mail for their election literature, as that would be safe and would help in the campaign?