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Dentists Act 1984

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Election and nomination of members

2(1)The period for which those elected as members of the Council shall hold office shall end with 30th September 1986, and at the end of that day, and at the end of each succeeding period of five years, all the persons who are then elected members of the Council shall retire together, and elections shall be held accordingly before the end of each of the said periods.

(2)An election shall be held to fill a casual vacancy among the elected members if, and only if, the vacancy occurs more than twelve months before the beginning of the following five-year period.

(3)Of the eighteen elected members—

(a)fourteen shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in England, the Me of Man or the Channel Islands;

(b)one shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Wales;

(c)two shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Scotland; and

(d)one shall be elected by the dentists whose addresses in the register are in Ireland.

(4)Elections under this paragraph shall be conducted in accordance with rules made by the Council which shall include provision—

(a)for nominations being made by registered dentists;

(b)for the use of voting papers and for voting by post.

3(1)The period for which those nominated as members of the Council shall hold office shall end with 30th September 1989. and at the end of that day, and at the end of each succeeding period of five years, all the persons who are then nominated members of the Council shall retire together; and nominations shall be made accordingly before the end of each of the said periods.

(2)A nomination shall be made to fill a casual vacancy among the nominated members whenever it occurs.

(3)In this paragraph references to nominated members include members nominated by the General Medical Council for the limited purposes set out in paragraph 1(3) above.

(4)Where in the course of one of the periods referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above an authority becomes for the first time a dental authority, the right of that authority to nominate a member of the Council shall be postponed until the end of that period.

4(1)The Council shall elect a registered dentist as President from among the persons who are for the time being members of the Council.

(2)If the President when he takes office is an elected or nominated member of the Council he shall thereupon cease to be such a member, and the Council shall accordingly take the appropriate steps to till die vacancy so created.

(3)The period for which the President shall hold office shall be the period for which a nominated member of the Council taking office at the same time as the President would hold office. 5 A person shall not be disqualified for being elected or nominated as a member of the Council or for being elected as President of the Council by reason of having already served as a member or, as the case may be, as President

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