As legislation has now been published to confirm the postponement of national and local elections, by-elections and referendums during the coming months, Wiltshire Council has released details of the forthcoming polls affected in the county.

In Wiltshire, the Police and Crime Commissioner election, scheduled for May 7, will now take place on May 6, 2021.

The current Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, will remain in post until the next election.

The local by-elections affected by the legislation include Malmesbury Town Council by-election.

The parish vacancy that triggered the by-election will remain unfilled until the four-yearly cycle of council elections on May 6, 2021.

Terence Herbert, Wiltshire returning officer and counting officer, said: “Please follow government advice and stay home to save lives and protect the NHS, and when things improve this vital element of democratic process can resume once again.”