Explanatory Notes

Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

2004 asp 9

29 July2004

The Act — Section by Section

Part 2 – Membership of local authorities

Section 9 – Eligibility for membership: politically restricted posts

23.This section amends section 2 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c.42) which sets out categories of local authority employees who are to be regarded as holding politically restricted posts and who are therefore prevented, by section 1 of that Act, from standing for election as, or holding office as, councillor and engaging in a range of political activities. This amendment removes two of those categories, which are determined by a salary threshold.