All-up elections – what the calendar would look like
March 13, 2013 4 Comments
One of the arguments for all-up elections for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is the cost savings it delivers. This is said to be especially so when they coincide with national elections.
European Parliamentary elections are held every five years and, since we now have fixed-termed Parliaments, so are General Elections. All-up local elections would occur every four years. Thus, we can look and see what savings would be made.
Assuming that we start the all-up cycle in 2015 we would next see coincidence with a national election in 2019. The next three sets of local elections would stand on their own, and so the next time we would see these savings would be in 2035. In fact, looking at the calendar (below) we can see that most elections will be on their own; so much for those savings. Still, anything to keep the Tories in power …..