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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 19 November 2019 at 23:36)
What is the effect of disqualification?
A person who is disqualified from holding civic office may not be elected or appointed to a civic office and may not hold, or act in, a civic office.A person who vacates the office of councillor by resignation or disqualification may not be elected to a civic office in the same area (and may not hold, or act in, a civic office in the same area) until—if the person is not disqualified—the first anniversary of the vacation of office, or the next ordinary election for the area (whichever occurs first), orif the person is disqualified—the first ordinary election after the person ceases to be disqualified.A person convicted of an offence under Part 6 of Chapter 16 for acting in a civic office while disqualified under section 275—is disqualified from holding civic office for 7 years from the time of conviction, unless the court determines a shorter period, andis not entitled to receive or recover from the council any money relating to the civic office in respect of the period in which the person is disqualified.The council may, within 2 years after the person so convicted receives money from the council relating to the civic office in respect of the period in which the person is disqualified, recover the money from the person as a debt.