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Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Act 2020

Section 4 – Repeal of disqualification for nomination, election and holding office as member of a local authority

13.Section 4 of the Act repeals section 29(1A) of the 1973 Act, which was inserted by section 12(4) of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”). This removes the disqualification for nomination, election and holding office as a member of a local authority in Scotland for persons who received a severance payment within the meaning of section 12 of the 2004 Act.

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