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(a)is to be appointed or elected for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as is specified in the appointment or, as the case may be, in an order under paragraph 4,
(b)is to hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of appointment or, in the case of an elected member, in accordance with an order under paragraph 4,
(c)may, by written notice to the Scottish Ministers, resign membership,
(d)after ceasing to hold office is eligible to be appointed or elected to hold office again.
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