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The General Election 2019: What is Purdah?

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After Parliament dissolves and candidates start campaigning for election, a series of significant changes take place in Government to ensure that the country keeps running. The activities of public bodies are limited during this pre-election 'period of sensitivity', otherwise known as purdah.

This briefing outlines the details of purdah, including what it means for Parliamentary bodies, ministers, and lobbying groups.

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