Donnington by-elections postponed

Telford & Wrekin’s Returning Officer has today announced that the Donnington Borough ward and the Donnington West Parish ward scheduled for 2 April 2020 has been postponed.

The Returning Officer, David Sidaway, said: “In the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s imperative that we prioritise the health of our residents and all staff and candidates involved in the by-elections. In light of this, I have taken the decision to postpone the by-elections.”

Individual communications will be posted out on Monday (23 March 2020), to all residents who had previously received a poll card, explaining the position.

Alternative arrangements will be made to deliver these by-elections in the future, once the necessary advice and legal guidance has been issued by government.  At the moment it appears all elections are being postponed until May 2021, but this of course may change.