Shropshire

Telford and Wrekin election poster ban considered

A council is considering a ban on election posters on its land or property at the next general election.

Telford and Wrekin Council said during the European elections posters were "defaced" and it received complaints about "offensive symbols or language".

Posters were also not taken down until "long after" the 14-day period allowed following the election.

The ban would include posters on street furniture such as lamp-posts, the council said.

The council's returning officer has written to election agents, parish councils and leaders of all political groups seeking their views.

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