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10(1)Until provision is made to the contrary under Part I [F1of this Act, Part II of the Local Government Act 1992 or [F2Part 1 or 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007]][F3or Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009]E+W

(a)the number of councillors for a parish which immediately before the passing of this Act was a borough included in a rural district, not being a borough divided into wards, shall be the same as the number of councillors for that borough;

(b)where any such borough was immediately before the passing of this Act divided into wards for the purpose of elections to the council of the borough, the parish shall be divided into those wards for the purpose of elections of parish councillors and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the same as the number to be elected for the corresponding ward of the borough;

(c)the number of councillors for a parish which immediately before the passing of this Act was co-extensive with a rural district which is not divided into wards shall be the same as the number of councillors for that rural district; and

(d)where a rural district which is co-extensive with a parish was immediately before the passing of this Act divided into wards for the purpose of elections to the council of the rural district, the parish shall be divided into those wards for the purpose of elections of parish councillors and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the same as the number to be elected for the corresponding ward of the rural district.

(2)Until provision is made to the contrary under Part I [F1of this Act, Part II of the Local Government Act 1992 or [F4Part 1 or 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007]][F3or Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009], the provisions of this sub-paragraph shall have effect with respect to the number of councillors for a parish constituted under Part V of Schedule 1 above and having an area co-extensive with that of an existing borough or urban district, that is to say—

(a)if the area of the parish is co-extensive with that of a borough not divided into wards, the number of councillors for the parish shall be the same as the total number of councillors and aldermen for the borough;

(b)if the area of the parish is co-extensive with that of a borough which is divided into wards, the parish shall be divided into the same wards for the purpose of elections of parish councillors and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be four-thirds of the number of councillors for the corresponding ward of the borough;

(c)if the area of the parish is co-extensive with that of an urban district not divided into wards, the number of councillors for the parish shall be the same as the number of councillors for the urban district;

(d)if the area of the parish is co-extensive with that of an urban district which is divided into wards, the parish shall be divided into the same wards for the purpose of elections of parish councillors and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the same as the number of councillors for the corresponding ward of the urban district;

and the numbers referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) above shall be determined by reference to the electoral arrangements in the borough or urban district at the date on which the parish is constituted.

(3)In the case of a parish constituted under Part V of Schedule 1 above and having an area co-extensive with part only of an existing borough or urban district, the Secretary of State shall by order make such provision with respect to—

(a)the number of councillors for the parish as a whole,

(b)the division of the parish into wards, and

(c)if the parish is so divided, the number of councillors for each ward,

as appears to him to correspond, in relation to the part of the existing borough or urban district concerned, to the provision made by paragraphs (a) to (d) of sub-paragraph (2) above in the case of a parish the area of which is co-extensive with that of the whole of an existing borough or urban district; and the provision made by any such order shall have effect until provision is made to the contrary under Part I [F1of this Act, Part II of the Local Government Act 1992 or [F5Part 1 or 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007]][F3or Part 3 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009].

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F2Words in Sch. 3 para. 10(1) substituted (13.2.2008) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 101, 245, Sch. 5 para. 9(2); S.I. 2008/337, art. 2(c)

F4Words in Sch. 3 para. 10(2) substituted (13.2.2008) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 101, 245, Sch. 5 para. 9(2); S.I. 2008/337, art. 2(c)

F5Words in Sch. 3 para. 10(3) substituted (13.2.2008) by Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28), ss. 101, 245, Sch. 5 para. 9(2); S.I. 2008/337, art. 2(c)

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