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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 14 - Change of electoral cycle for principal councils from four years to five years

105.Section 14 amends section 26 of the 1972 Act in order to change the electoral cycle for principal councils from four to five years.

106.Section 26 of the 1972 Act, as amended by the Local Authorities (Change to the Years of Ordinary Elections) (Wales) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/1269 (W. 220)), provides that the next ordinary election of councillors is to be in 2022. Before amendment, the situation was that ordinary elections would then take place every fourth year after an election. Subsection (2) amends section 26 to provide that ordinary elections are to be in every fifth year.

107.Subsection (3) changes the term of office of councillors of principal councils from four years to five years.

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