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General Election guidance for GCC staff


Dear Councillor


The attached Purdah guidance for officers has been published on Staffnet ahead of the General Election on 12 December 2019. 


The Purdah period has now officially started.  The business of the Council will carry on as usual but, in the normal course of events, councillors will not be quoted in media releases and statements issued by the Council.  Wherever possible, a quote from the relevant senior officer will be used instead.  Councillors may choose to make comments themselves and there is nothing to prevent them from doing this.


Officers will avoid undertaking major public consultation exercises over this period to avoid the potential for political conflict.


If you need any advice, please feel free to get in touch with me or Rob Ayliffe, the Monitoring Officer. 




Simon Harper

Head of Democratic Services

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