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The Borough of Weymouth and Portland (Change to Year of Election) Order 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 256

Local Government, England

The Borough of Weymouth and Portland (Change to Year of Election) Order 2018

Made

27th February 2018

Laid before Parliament

1st March 2018

Coming into force

27th March 2018

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 Borough of Weymouth and Portland (Change to Year of Election) Order 2018 and comes into force on 27th March 2018.

Specified authority

2.  The council of the borough of Weymouth and Portland is specified under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 for the purposes of this Order (“the relevant district”).

Changes to years of election

3.  The ordinary election of councillors of the relevant district that would, but for this Order, have taken place on the ordinary day of election of councillors(2) in 2018 shall instead take place on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019.

Retirement of councillors

4.  Any councillor of the relevant district holding office immediately before the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2018 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 2019.

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

27th February 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order changes the years of ordinary elections of councillors for the council for the borough of Weymouth and Portland (“the relevant district”).

Article 2 specifies that this Order applies to the council of the borough of Weymouth and Portland.

Article 3 provides that the ordinary election of councillors in the relevant district, which would have taken place in 2018 will instead take place in 2019. The years in which subsequent ordinary elections of councillors in the relevant district take place are not changed by this Order.

Article 4 provides that councillors, who would have retired in 2018, will instead retire in 2019.

The scheme of elections for the relevant district continues to be elections of a third of councillors in each year in which elections are held.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been prepared as this instrument will have no impact on the 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), amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50), paragraphs 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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