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Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

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[F19(1)A person is disqualified for being elected or holding office as the mayor for the area of a combined authority if the person—E+W

(a)holds any paid office or employment (other than the office of mayor or deputy mayor) appointments or elections to which are or may be made by or on behalf of the combined authority or any of the constituent councils;

(b)is the subject of—

(i)a debt relief restrictions order or an interim debt relief restrictions order under Schedule 4ZB to the Insolvency Act 1986, or

(ii)a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order under Schedule 4A to the Insolvency Act 1986;

(c)has in the five years before being elected, or at any time since being elected, been convicted in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man of an offence and been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of three months or more without the option of a fine;

(d)is disqualified for being elected or for being a member of a constituent council under Part 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (consequences of corrupt or illegal practices).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(c), a person is to be treated as having been convicted on—

(a)the expiry of the ordinary period allowed for making an appeal or application with respect to the conviction, or

(b)if an appeal or application is made, the date on which it is finally disposed of or abandoned or fails because it is not prosecuted.

(3)In this paragraph, “constituent council” means—

(a)a county council the whole or any part of whose area is within the area of the combined authority, or

(b)a district council whose area is within the area of the combined authority.]

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F1Sch. 5B inserted (28.1.2016 for specified purposes, 28.3.2016 in so far as not already in force) by Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c. 1), s. 25(2), Sch. 1

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