CORONAVIRUS: Preston Lib Dems ditch doorstep campaigning

Preston’s Liberal Democrat group has stopped all face-to-face canvassing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 12:54 pm
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 1:02 pm

The party said on Twitter that it is suspending door-to-door campaigning “until further notice” - but will continue its efforts and remain contactable via phone and online.

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Lancashire county councillor following precautionary self-isolation advice

Lib Dem group leader on Preston City Council, John Potter, told the Post that he fully supported a call by the Electoral Commission for May’s local elections to be postponed.

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Preston Lib Dem leader John Potter

Yesterday, chief executive Bob Posner laid out a series of concerns about whether the necessary preparations for the 7th May poll could be carried out. He said that the direct and indirect impact of coronavirus could also prevent or dissuade some voters from casting their ballot.