2019 local elections: purdah considerations for NHS foundation trusts and trusts

This briefing outlines considerations for NHS foundation trusts and trusts in the period of time known as the pre-election period, or ‘purdah’, leading up to the 2019 English local elections on Thursday 2 May.

Local government elections will take place in 249 local authorities in England and all of Northern Ireland's local councils.

The briefing highlights the practical implications around provider activities and communication during purdah. 

Download the full briefing for rules and regulations for NHS foundation trusts and trusts during purdah.

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