Julian Gravatt, Assistant Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: "AoC will continue to work with the Government of the day to ensure that the important work of colleges is understood and recognised. Elections cause some delay in decision-making. Our priority in the next few weeks will be to resolve areas of uncertainty around apprenticeships and college restructuring.
“It is also unfortunate that the planned date (8 June) takes place in one of the busiest GCSE and A Level weeks, which may create some logistical problems in some constituencies. The last time an election happened in June was in 2001.
“We will work with the future Government, whatever form it takes, to promote, represent and support colleges’ best interests.”