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City of London (Ward Elections) Act 2002

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5Requirements as to connection of persons appointed with the city

(1)A person shall not be appointed as a voter pursuant to section 6(1)(c) of the 1957 Act unless on the qualifying date—

(a)the conditions specified in subsection (2) below are fulfilled in respect of him; or

(b)one of the alternative conditions specified in subsection (3) below is fulfilled in respect of him and, if he no longer has his principal or only place of work within the city, the further condition specified in subsection (4) below is also fulfilled in respect of him.

(2)The conditions referred to in subsection (1)(a) above are that—

(a)the person’s principal or only place of work is within the city and has been within the city for the whole of the twelve months preceding the qualifying date; and

(b)he works for the qualifying body proposing to appoint him and has so worked throughout those twelve months.

(3)The alternative conditions referred to in subsection (1)(b) above are that the person’s principal or only place of work has been within the city for an aggregate period—

(a)of at least five years, during the whole of which the person has worked exclusively for the qualifying body proposing to appoint him, or

(b)of at least ten years in any other case.

(4)The further condition referred to in subsection (1)(b) above is that at least part of the period relied on under subsection (3) above falls within the 5 years preceding the qualifying date.

(5)A person who on the qualifying date is a member of a board of directors or other governing body of a qualifying body shall, for the purposes of this section, be treated as having his principal or only place of work on that date, and for the period during which he has been a member of that board or governing body, at the premises in respect of which the entitlement to appoint by that qualifying body arises.

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