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Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016

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After section 107B of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (inserted by section 2 above) insert—

107CDeputy mayors etc

(1)The mayor for the area of a combined authority must appoint one of the members of the authority to be the mayor’s deputy.

(2)The deputy mayor holds office until the end of the term of office of the mayor, subject to subsection (3).

(3)A person ceases to be the deputy mayor if at any time—

(a)the mayor removes the person from office;

(b)the person resigns as deputy mayor;

(c)the person ceases to be a member of the combined authority.

(4)If a vacancy occurs in the office of deputy mayor, the mayor must appoint another member of the combined authority to be deputy mayor.

(5)The deputy mayor must act in place of the mayor if for any reason—

(a)the mayor is unable to act, or

(b)the office of mayor is vacant.

(6)If for any reason—

(a)the mayor is unable to act or the office of mayor is vacant, and

(b)the deputy mayor is unable to act or the office of deputy mayor is vacant,

the other members of the combined authority must act together in place of the mayor, taking decisions by a simple majority.

(7)In this Part “deputy mayor”, in relation to a mayoral combined authority, means the person appointed under this section by the mayor for the authority’s area.

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