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The Lerwick Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2003

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15.—(1) If a Member, not being a Member nominated by the Council, refuses to accept office, or dies, or resigns, or becomes disqualified or ceases for any reason to be a Member then at the discretion of the Members the resulting vacancy shall either be left vacant or shall be filled in the manner following:–

(a)The Members shall fill the vacancy by co-opting as a Member any person and the Member so substituted shall continue in office for the period that the person in whose place the co-opted Member is appointed would in the ordinary course have continued in office;

(b)At the end of such period the co-opted Member shall go out of office but shall be eligible for re-election, if qualified.

(2) If a Member, being a Member nominated by the Council, refuses to accept office, or dies, or resigns, or becomes disqualified or ceases for any reason to be a Member then at the discretion of the Council the resulting vacancy shall either be left vacant or shall be filled in the manner following:–

(a)The Council shall nominate a person to fill the vacancy;

(b)The person so nominated shall submit an application form containing the information specified in Article 4(3) hereof to the Authority;

(c)Said application shall be considered by the appointing body who shall decide whether or not the applicant shall be appointed as a Member having regard to the considerations set out in Article 5(6) hereof.

(d)In the event of the applicant being appointed as a Member, the Member substituted shall continue in office for the period that the person in whose place the substituted Member is appointed would in the ordinary course have continued in office.

(e)At the end of such period the substituted Member shall go out of office but shall be eligible for re-appointment if qualified.

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