LOCAL government elections have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The elections that were due to happen on May 7 would have been for one-third of the City Council’s members. They will now take place in 2021.

The seats that were due to be contested are Arboretum, Battenhall, Bedwardine, Cathedral, Claines, Gorse Hill, Nunnery, Rainbow Hill, St. Clement, St. John's, St. Peter’s Parish, St. Stephen, Warndon, Warndon Parish North, Warndon Parish South.

There would also have been an election for the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, a post currently held by John Campion.