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Scottish Statutory Instruments
Representation Of The People
24th March 2010
The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3(3) of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2009(1).
1. This Order may be cited as the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2010.
2. The day appointed for the coming into force of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2009, in so far as it is not already in force, is 30th April 2010.
Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
St Andrew’s House,
24th March 2010
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order provides that the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Act 2009, except section 3, comes into force on 30th April 2010.
Section 3 commenced on Royal Assent, which was signified on 21st July 2009.
This Act will change the date of the Local Government elections in Scotland so that they are no longer held in the same year as elections to the Scottish Parliament. It also gives the Scottish Ministers powers to make secondary legislation about publication of information about votes cast at local government elections.
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