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Town Council by-elections Guidance

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Town, District, West Sussex County Council and Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner elections will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021 and the count will take place the following day.

Existing Town Councillors and staff must remain neutral on party political matters at all times. However, in the weeks leading up to the election a period known as “purdah” exists. This period starts on Monday 29th March 2021.

There are a set of rules everyone must observe and these are included in the Guidance on Elections and Purdah document.