31Amendment of Local Government Act 1972W
(1)Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972 (vacation of office by failure to attend meetings) is amended as follows.
(2)After subsection (3A) insert—
“(3B)Subsections (3C) and (3D) apply for the purpose of calculating the period of six consecutive months under subsection (1) or (2A).
(3C)Any period during which a member of a local authority in Wales is exercising a right to absence under Part 2 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 is to be disregarded.
(3D)The following two periods are to be treated as consecutive—
(a)the period during which a member of a local authority in Wales fails to attend meetings of the authority or, as the case may be, meetings of the executive that falls immediately before the period described in subsection (3C), and
(b)the period that falls immediately after the period described in subsection (3C).”.