25 February 2009

The government has decided that the elections for Cornwall unitary council will be on 4 June 2009, fourteen weeks away. They will be for the new 123 seats on new boundaries.

Given the delay in sorting out the new wards and their boundaries there will need to be especially effective management to prevent a fiasco. I think that getting everything in place on time will be, as the duke of Wellington nearly said, a damned close run thing.

And no, I don’t know who will govern Cornwall between the end of the district councils on 31 March and the election on 4 June.