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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 15 - Change of electoral cycle for community councils from four years to five years

108.Section 15 amends section 35 of the 1972 Act in order to change the electoral cycle for community councils from four to five years.

109.The Local Authorities (Change to the Years of Ordinary Elections) (Wales) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/1269 (W. 220)) amended section 35 of the 1972 Act to provide that the next ordinary election of community councillors is to be in 2022. Before amendment, the situation was that ordinary elections of community councils would then take place every fourth year after an election. This section amends section 35 to provide that ordinary elections would be every fifth year.

110.Section 15 changes the term of office of community councillors to five years.

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