Anyone who has ever worked in the civil service or local government knows without hesitation that during election periods rules come into force that are commonly known as 'purdah', a period when public bodies must go above and beyond the responsibilities of any ordinary person to make sure they are not biased towards one outcome or the other, to make sure they are not seen to be influencing anyone who may be yet to vote.
The rules are quite clear, they are set out in an act of Parliament called the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. A copy of the relevant section is even shown below.
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