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2. In this Order—
“the 2007 Act” means the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007;
“the 2000 Act” means the Local Government Act 2000(1);
“the 1972 Act” means the Local Government Act 1972(2);
“2008 election” means an election required by article 13(1) to be held in 2008;
“the 2008 election day” means the ordinary day of election of councillors(3) in 2008;
“article 16 functions” means—
in relation to the County Council, the functions referred to in article 16(1) and (2);
in relation to each of the East Cheshire councils, the function referred to in article 16(3); and
in relation to each of the West Cheshire councils, the function referred to in article 16(4);
“Cheshire”, unless immediately preceded or followed by “East” or “West”, means the non-metropolitan county of Cheshire as constituted immediately before 1st April 2009;
“Cheshire East”, except in references to the county of Cheshire East, means the district constituted by article 3;
“the Cheshire East Council” means the council constituted by article 3(2);
“the Cheshire East Joint Committee” means the committee established (whether before or after the coming into force of this Order) as mentioned in article 17(1)(a);
“Cheshire West and Chester”, except in references to the county of Cheshire West and Chester, means the district constituted by article 4;
“the Cheshire West and Chester Council” means the council constituted by article 4(2);
“the Cheshire West and Chester Joint Committee” means the committee established (whether before or after the coming into force of this Order) as mentioned in article 17(1)(b);
“the County Council” means Cheshire County Council;
“the East Cheshire councils” means Congleton Borough Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council and Macclesfield Borough Council;
“the East Cheshire districts” means the boroughs of Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich, and Macclesfield;
“electoral division” means a division created by article 2 of the County of Cheshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000(4);
“the proper officer”, in relation to any purpose and any council, means the officer appointed for that purpose by that council;
“shadow authority” means an authority (not being a local authority) which will become a local authority on 1st April 2009;
“shadow executive” has the meaning given by article 7(2);
“the shadow period” means the period beginning with the fourth day after the 2008 election day and ending immediately before 1st April 2009;
“the West Cheshire councils” means Chester City Council, Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council and Vale Royal Borough Council; and
“the West Cheshire districts” means the city of Chester and the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Vale Royal.
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