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Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894

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13Parish wards

(1)The landward part and the burghal part of a parish partly landward and partly burghal shall respectively be parish wards, or shall respectively be divided into two or more parish wards, of the parish.

(2)A police burgh or any part thereof, so far as within a parish, shall be a parish ward, or shall be divided into two or more parish wards, of the parish.

(3)A county council electoral division (exclusive of any police burgh or part of a police burgh comprised therein), so far as within a parish, shall be a parish ward, or shall be divided into two or more parish wards, of the parish.

(4)A county council, on being satisfied after due local inquiry, that within the county, exclusive of any police, burgh, different portions of the population of any landward parish, or of any landward part of a parish partly landward and partly burghal, are so situated or have such interests as to make it desirable that they should be separately represented on the parish council, may from time to time resolve and, by order under their seal, determine that such parish, or landward part of a parish, be divided, subject to the provisions of this section, into such and so many parish wards as they may deem expedient, and shall in such order designate each parish ward, and define its boundaries, and shall thereafter by order assign the number of parish councillors to be elected by the parish electors therein.

(5)The town council of a burgh or burgh commissioners of a police burgh may, if they think fit, from time to time resolve, and by order under their seal determine that any parish or part of a parish within the burgh or police burgh be divided into such and so many parish wards as they may deem expedient, and shall, in making such division, have due regard to the existing division (if any) of the burgh or police burgh into municipal wards, and shall in such order designate each parish ward and define its boundaries, and shall thereafter by order assign the number of parish councillors to be elected by the parish electors therein.

(6)Section eleven of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, shall, subject to the exceptions contained in section five (a) and in Schedule Two thereof, be construed to include, and shall, notwithstanding any local Act to the contrary, include, the division into wards, and the revision, alteration, extension, or contraction of the boundaries of the wards, of a burgh, for parliamentary and municipal as well as for police purposes, and that, whether an application has been made for the revision of the boundaries of the burgh or not, provided that any such revision, alteration, extension, or contraction shall not affect the boundaries of any division of such burgh for the purpose of returning a member to serve for such division in Parliament. In this sub-section the expression " burgh " , includes police burgh.

(7)Any county council or town council or burgh commissioners respectively may by order under their seal in terms of the foregoing sub-sections revoke or modify any previous order, or, within the county or burgh or police burgh, cancel or alter any division of a parish into wards in. force at the commencement of this Act, but every such division shall, so far as consistent with the provisions of this Act, remain in force until so cancelled or altered.

(8)A copy of every order made under this section shall be transmitted to the Board within fourteen days after it is made.

(9)In a parish divided into parish wards, the parish councillors for each parish ward shall be separately elected.

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