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Local Government (Wales) Act 2015

Section 9 – Mayor and cabinet executive model authorities

18.Where one or more of the merging principal local authorities is operating or has made proposals to operate under a mayor and cabinet executive arrangement (as to which, see Part 2 of the Local Government Act 2000), section 9(1) enables the merger regulations to include provision requiring the shadow authority to hold a referendum on whether the new principal local authority should operate a mayor and cabinet executive arrangement. Section 9(2) enables merger regulations to include provision to prevent a merging authority developing and approving proposals to operate a mayor and cabinet executive arrangement, as this may cause delay to the merger process.

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