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The Falkland Islands Constitution Order 2008

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30.  (1)  The seat of an elected member of the Legislative Assembly shall become vacant—

(a)at the next dissolution of the Legislative Assembly after his or her election;

(b)if he or she resigns it by writing under his or her hand addressed to the Governor;

(c)if he or she is absent from the meetings of the Legislative Assembly in such circumstances and for such period as may be prescribed by the Standing Orders of the Assembly;

(d)if he or she ceases to have Falkland Islands status;

(e)if any circumstances arise that, if he or she were not a member of the Legislative Assembly, would cause him or her to be disqualified for election to the Assembly by virtue of paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g) or (h) of section 29(1); or

(f)in the circumstances specified in section 31.

(2) In this section, “Falkland Islands status” has the meaning defined in section 22(5).

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