Monday, June 01, 2009
And the impact? For starter this could lead to the cancellation of the national Party Conferences.
What would be the effect of fighting a General Election in the middle of a pandemic, where public meetings could be banned, people would be highly resistant to opening their doors to canvassers, and election volunteers (and candidates even) falling sick?
Should we be giving some thought to this possibility?
Famously, the 1991 General Election was postponed because Foot and Mouth disease was raging during the originally planned election period.
We may again find it an advantage not to have fixed term Parliaments..