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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 30 May 2020 at 10:15)
311 Uncontested elections
(1) A candidate nominated for election as a councillor for a ward or area is, without a poll being held, taken to have been elected if the number of candidates nominated for election as councillors for the ward or area is no greater than the number of councillors required to be elected for the ward or area.(2) A candidate nominated for election by the electors of the area as the mayor of the area is, without a poll being held, taken to have been elected if he or she is the only nominee for election as the mayor.(3) A person holding civic office under this section without a poll being held is taken to have been elected—(a) on the day on which the poll would have been held, if the election were an ordinary election, or(b) on the day of nomination, if paragraph (a) does not apply.(4) If a candidate who is nominated for election to a civic office in respect of a ward or area dies before the day referred to in subsection (3), the election in respect of that civic office for that ward or area is taken to have failed and no candidate in that election can be taken to have been elected in respect of that civic office for that ward or area.