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The Shropshire (District of The Wrekin) (Structural Change) Order 1996

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Election of councillors in The Wrekin in 1997 and subsequent years

7.—(1) The District of The Wrekin (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978(1) shall have effect subject to the provisions of this article.

(2) Elections of all councillors of The Wrekin Council shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 1997, 2000, 2003 and every fourth year after 2003(2).

(3) The term of office of any councillor so elected shall be, in the case of the councillors elected in 1997 and 2000, three years and, in any other case, four years.

(4) On the fourth day after any such elections—

(a)the persons who were councillors immediately before those elections shall retire; and

(b)the newly elected councillors shall come into office.


S.I. 1978/1591.


For the ordinary day of election of councillors of local government areas, see section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), amended by section 18 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50).

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