Cumbria County Council Elections
The elections for Cumbria County Council due to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021 are postponed due to the consultation for Local Government Reorganisation.
Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced on Monday 22 February that the Cumbria County Council elections, which were due to take place on 6 May 2021, have been delayed to accommodate potential local government reorganisation.
Elections for all the County council’s seats will be rescheduled, because of the possibility that the authority will soon cease to exist, the Minister said in a written statement.
He added: “Elections in such circumstances risk confusing voters and would be hard to justify where members could be elected to serve shortened terms.”
“Accordingly, I have concluded that, irrespective of what my future decisions might be on the restructuring proposals, the right course is to reschedule the May 2021 local elections.”
“If no unitary proposal is implemented in an area, the rescheduled elections will take place in May 2022. If a unitary proposal is implemented the rescheduled elections will be replaced by elections in May 2022 to the new unitary authority or authorities which could be in shadow form or a continuing council taking on the functions of the other councils in the area.”