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The Northamptonshire (Changes to Years of Elections) Order 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 1324

Local Government, England

The Northamptonshire (Changes to Years of Elections) Order 2018

Made

10th December 2018

Laid before Parliament

12th December 2018

Coming into force

14th January 2019

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 87 and 105 of the Local Government Act 2000(1) (“the 2000 Act”).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Northamptonshire (Changes to Years of Elections) Order 2018 and comes into force on 14th January 2019.

Specified authorities

2.  The following local authorities (“the relevant councils”) are specified under section 87 of the 2000 Act for the purposes of this Order —

(a)Corby Borough Council;

(b)Daventry District Council;

(c)East Northamptonshire District Council;

(d)Kettering Borough Council;

(e)Northampton Borough Council;

(f)South Northamptonshire District Council;

(g)Wellingborough Borough Council;

(h)the parish councils within the borough of Corby;

(i)the parish councils within the district of Daventry;

(j)the parish councils within the district of East Northamptonshire;

(k)the parish councils within the borough of Kettering;

(l)the parish councils within the borough of Northampton;

(m)the parish councils within the district of South Northamptonshire; and

(n)the parish councils within the borough of Wellingborough.

Changes to years of elections

3.  The ordinary elections of councillors of the relevant councils that would, but for this Order, have taken place on the ordinary day of election of councillors(2) in 2019 shall instead take place on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2020.

Retirement of councillors

4.  Any councillor of a relevant council holding office immediately before the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019 who would, but for this Order, have retired on that date shall, unless the councillor resigns or the office of councillor otherwise becomes vacant, retire instead on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2020.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Rishi Sunak

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

10th December 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order changes the years of the ordinary elections of councillors of the district and parish councils in the non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire.

Article 2 specifies that this Order applies to Corby Borough Council, Daventry District Council, East Northamptonshire District Council, Kettering Borough Council, Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire District Council, Wellingborough Borough Council and the parish councils within the areas of those councils (“the relevant councils”).

Article 3 provides that the ordinary election of councillors in the relevant councils, which would have taken place on 2019 will instead take place in 2020. The years in which subsequent ordinary elections of councillors in the relevant councils take place are not changed by this Order.

Article 4 provides that councillors, who would have retired in 2019, will instead retire in 2020.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as this instrument will have no impact on costs of business and the voluntary sector.

(2)

For the definition of ordinary day of election of councillors of local government areas, see section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), as amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50), para 1 and 5 of Schedule 3 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) and section 60(1) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c. 28).

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