Consultation and the pre-election period
The pre-election period (sometimes called “purdah”) began on 26 March 2019. This is the date of publication of the Notice of Election for both local council elections and elections for the North of Tyne Combined Authority Mayoral election, which will take place on 2 May 2019.
During the pre-election period we are bound by legal restrictions on communications activity, including consultations. We have to ensure that communication is fair, balanced and appropriate during this periods.
During this period we will continue to host traffic-related consultations on Let’s talk Newcastle, which are statutory. Other consultations will be scheduled for after the end of the pre-election period on 3 May, following the elections. If you have questions about this, or about consultations which have recently taken place, you can contact us at: email@example.com. If you want to know more about the elections, visit our website: Elections in Newcastle upon Tyne