Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009

16.

Amendment of article 83 of Local Elections Regulations.

16.— The Local Elections Regulations are amended by substituting the following sub-article for sub-article (8) of article 83:

“(8) The returning officer shall not transfer the surplus of a candidate deemed to be elected whenever that surplus, together with any other surplus not transferred, is less than both the difference between the quota and the number of votes credited to the highest continuing candidate and the difference between the numbers of the votes credited to the two lowest continuing candidates and, in cases where the lowest candidate, or someone on his or her behalf, made a deposit in accordance with article 15 at the election concerned, either—

( a) the number of votes credited to the lowest candidate is greater than one quarter of the quota, or

( b) the sum of the number of votes credited to the lowest candidate together with that surplus and any other surplus not transferred is not greater than one quarter of the quota.”.