The Local Authority Elections (Wales) Order 2014

CitationSI 2014/3033

2014No. 3033 (W. 302)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Local Authority Elections (Wales) Order 2014

12November2014

14November2014

9December2014

The Welsh Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred upon the National Assembly for Wales by sections 87, 105(2) and (3), and 106(1) of the Local Government Act 2000( 1) and now vested in them( 2).

Title, commencement, application and interpretation

1. (1) The title of this Order is the Local Authority Elections (Wales) Order 2014 and it comes into force on 9 December 2014.

(2) This Order applies to all local authorities( 3) in Wales.

(3) In this Order, "the 1972 Act" ("Deddf1972") means the Local Government Act 1972( 4).

Change of year of ordinary elections

2. (1) In section 26( 5) of the 1972 Act (election of councillors), for "2004" in each place it occurs, substitute "2017"( 6).

(2) In section 35( 7) of the 1972 Act (community councillors), for "2004", substitute "2017".

Term of office of existing councillors

3. The term of office of existing councillors under section 26(2) or section 35(2A) of the 1972 Act is accordingly extended by one year.

Revocation

4. The Isle of Anglesey Local Authorities (Change to the Years of Ordinary Elections) Order 2012( 8) is revoked.

Leighton Andrews

Minister for Public Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

12 November 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Welsh Ministers may, under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000, make provision by Order to change the years in which the ordinary elections of councillors of any specified local authority (or local authorities) are to be held.

This Order, made under sections 87, 105(2) and (3) and 106(1) of the Local Government Act 2000, provides that the ordinary elections of councillors of county councils, county borough councils and community councils in Wales will take place in 2017 instead of 2016. It does so by substituting "2017" in the appropriate places in the Local Government Act 1972, which sets the years of ordinary elections for county councils, county borough councils and community councils.

This Order also revokes the Isle of Anglesey Local Authorities (Change to the Years of Ordinary Elections) Order 2012( 9). That Order provided for the ordinary elections of councillors to the county council and to community councils in the Isle of Anglesey county to take place in 2013, rather than 2012, and for subsequent...

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