Purdah is the pre-election period in the UK and covers the time between the announcement of the election and its conclusion with the declaration of results. There are restrictions which apply to local authorities during this period. The latest day purdah could start was the 30 March 2015. We have been highlighting guides and information on this together with the Local Government Association and comms2point0. You can find some quick links below.

Article by David Holdstock, Director of Communications at the Local Government Association (LGA), explaining Purdah and pre-election restrictions, published on comms2point0.

The LGA’s guide to purdah (version March 2015) – the document explains publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.

What is purdah? (Parliament website)

Report by Parliament on purdah (published March 2015)

Thank you for the examples of communications about purdah and elections which have been sent in. We are putting a list together. Please send in any other examples, such as this one sent in relating to Walsall Council: Walsall



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