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The Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2018

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1.—(1) Each constituent authority is to appoint one of its elected members to be a voting member of TfN.

(2) The person appointed must be—

(a)in the case of a constituent authority that has an elected mayor, the mayor or the elected member with responsibility for transport, or

(b)in any other case, the leader of the constituent authority, the Chair or the elected member with responsibility for transport.

(3) Each constituent authority is to appoint another of its elected members to be a voting member of TfN in the absence of the member appointed under sub-paragraph (1) (the “substitute member”).

(4) A person appointed by a constituent authority to be a member or substitute member of TfN ceases to be a member or substitute member of TfN on ceasing to be a member of the constituent authority that made the appointment.

(5) A person appointed to be a member or substitute member of TfN may resign as a member or substitute member by written notice served on the proper officer of the constituent authority that made the appointment and the resignation takes effect on receipt of the notice by that officer.

(6) Where a person ceases to be a member or substitute member of TfN by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) or (5) the constituent authority that made the appointment must, as soon as practicable—

(a)give written notice of that fact to TfN, and

(b)appoint another of its elected members in that person’s place.

(7) A constituent authority may at any time terminate the appointment of a member or substitute member appointed by it to TfN and appoint another of its elected members in that person’s place.

(8) Where a constituent authority exercises its power under sub-paragraph (7), it must give written notice of the new appointment and the termination of the previous appointment to TfN.

(9) The new appointment is to take effect and the previous appointment is to terminate at the end of—

(a)the period of one week beginning with the day on which notice is given, or

(b)such longer period not exceeding one month as is specified in the notice.

(10) Sub-paragraph (11) applies in relation to each local transport authority—

(a)which is a member of Rail North Ltd or, at any time when Rail North Ltd no longer exists, was a member of Rail North Ltd immediately before it ceased to exist, and

(b)which is not a constituent authority.

(11) Each local transport authority to which this sub-paragraph applies is to appoint one of its elected members to be a co-opted member of TfN.

(12) The chair of the Partnership Board (see paragraph 4) is to be appointed as a co-opted member of TfN.

(13) The voting members of TfN may appoint further co-opted members if they all agree to do so.

(14) Co-opted members of TfN are non-voting (subject to any resolution by the voting members under section 102G(5) of the Local Transport Act 2008(1)

(15) For the purposes of this paragraph, an elected mayor of a constituent authority is to be treated as a member of the constituent authority.

(1)

2008 c.26; this section was inserted by the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (c.1), section 21.

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