Decision details

Pre-Election Period Publicity Policy

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and approve the Pre-Election Publicity Guidance



To recommend that full Council (on 5 April 2022) approves the Pre-Election Period Publicity Policy, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report submitted to the Executive, with immediate effect.


To protect the interests of the Council, and to provide guidance to Councillors and Officers on publicity and the use of Council resources during the Pre-Election Period.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

·       To not adopt the Policy and continue with the status quo.

·       To ask for amendments to be made to the Policy and a further version to be drafted.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:




Report author: Stephen Rix

Publication date: 23/03/2022

Date of decision: 22/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 22/03/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 30/03/2022

Accompanying Documents: