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Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 8 – Reduction of age qualification

22.This section amends section 29 of the 1973 Act to reduce the age at which a person may be nominated as a candidate for, be elected as or hold office as a councillor from 21 to 18 years.

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