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Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

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1District councils.N.I.

(1)For every local government district established in pursuance of [F1section 1 of the Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 ] or the succeeding provisions of this Act there shall be a district council which—

(a)shall consist of members—

[F2(i)elected by the local electors (within the meaning of section 130(1) of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962) in each district electoral area in the district in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Law Acts (Northern Ireland) 1962 to 1971 and the provisions of the Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;]

(ii)of whom one shall be chairman and another may be vice-chairman; and

(b)shall have such functions as are conferred on the council by any statutory provision.

(2)A council shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession, and, subject to the provisions of this Act,—

(a)the name of the council shall be the name of the district with the addition of words “district council” ; and

(b)section 19 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 [1954 c.33] shall apply to the council.

(3)In this Act—

  • “district” means a local government district such as is mentioned in subsection (1);

  • “council” means a district council;

  • “councillor” means a member of a council.

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F1Words in s. 1(1) substituted (3.10.2013 for specified purposes, 26.5.2014 for further specified purposes and with effect in accordance with art. 4(1) of the commencing Rule) by Local Government (Boundaries) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 7), ss. 3(1), 5(3); S.R. 2013/238, arts. 2, 3(1), 4(1) (with arts. 3(2) 4(2))

F2SI 1985/454

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