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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

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2(1)The modifications referred to in paragraph 1(1) are as follows.E+W

(2)In section 15 (procedure on a review)—

(a)in subsection (5)—

(i)for “submit recommendations to the Electoral Commission” substitute “ make recommendations ”;

(ii)in paragraph (a), for “submit” substitute “ make ”;

(b)omit subsections (6) to (7A).

(3)For section 17 (implementation) substitute—

17Implementation of review recommendations

(1)Where under section 15 the Boundary Committee for England makes recommendations for electoral changes, the Committee may by order give effect to all or any of the recommendations.

(2)An order under this section may in particular include provision as to—

(a)the total number of members of any principal council or parish council (“councillors”);

(b)the number and boundaries of electoral areas for the purposes of the election of councillors;

(c)the number of councillors to be returned by for any electoral area;

(d)the name of any electoral area;

(e)the election of councillors for any electoral areas;

(f)the order of retirement of councillors;

(g)the ordinary year of election for a parish council.

(3)An order under this section may not require or authorise the holding of an election for membership of a principal council otherwise than at an ordinary election for that council.

(4)An order under this section may—

(a)contain incidental, consequential, supplementary or transitional provision, or savings;

(b)make different provision for different cases, including different provision for different areas or councils.

(5)The provision referred to in subsection (4)(a) may include provision—

(a)applying any instrument made under an enactment, with or without modifications,

(b)extending, excluding or amending any such instrument, or

(c)repealing or revoking any such instrument.

(6)Where the Boundary Committee for England is satisfied that—

(a)a mistake has occurred in the preparation of an order under subsection (1), and

(b)the mistake is such that it cannot be rectified by a subsequent order under this section by virtue of section 14 of the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (implied power to amend),

the Committee may by order under this subsection make such provision as it thinks necessary or expedient for rectifying the mistake.

(7)In subsection (6), “mistake”, in relation to an order, includes a provision contained in or omitted from the order in reliance on inaccurate or incomplete information supplied by any public body.

(8)An order under this section is to be made by statutory instrument.

(9)A draft of a statutory instrument containing an order under this section is to be laid before Parliament before the instrument is made.

(10)The power of the Boundary Committee for England under paragraph 12 of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (power of delegation) does not apply to any function of the Committee under this section.

(4)Omit sections 19 (regulations) and 26 (orders etc).

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