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Should candidates knock on doors to canvass in the elections during covid pandemic?

People want election canvassers to keep away from their homes - partly due to concerns about coronavirus.

In a poll carried out on the Mercury website this week, 39 per cent of those responding said they would not welcome electioneering on their doorsteps until after the pandemic is over. A further 41 per cent said they do not want to see people canvassing at any time.

Just 20 per cent of people said election candidates should knock on doors to canvass votes, so long as they stay 2m away.

Election canvassing
Election canvassing

Those hoping to be elected onto Lincolnshire County Council can campaign but some parties advise against door-to-door canvassing. The government has not banned it.

A by-election is due to be held at the same time as the Lincolnshire County Council election to fill two vacancies on Stamford Town Council.

The vacancies for St George’s Ward arose following the death of Maxine Couch in June last year, and of William Turner who died in February. Both had been serving as mayor.

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