Local Government Act 2001
Number of members of local authorities, etc.
F32[21.—(1) Subject to section 22, each county council, city council and city and county council consists of the number of members specified in Parts 1, 2 and 3, respectively, of Schedule 7 opposite the reference to the county council, city council or city and county council concerned.
(2) Without prejudice to paragraph 11 of Schedule 10, where a provision of this Act provides that at least a specified proportion of the total number of members of a local authority or of the municipal district members is necessary in relation to the doing of any particular act, then in a case where such proportion consists of a whole number and a remainder, the whole number shall of itself be sufficient.]
Substituted (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 15(a), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of section extended with modifications (1.06.2014) by Local Government (Application of Certain Provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 to Municipal District Members) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 230 of 2014), reg. 4, in effect as per reg. 3.
Proportion of the total number of municipal district members necessary in relation to the doing of any particular act
4. The provisions of section 21(3) of the Act shall apply to the proportion of the total number of municipal district members of a local authority necessary in relation to the doing of any particular act, in relation to municipal district members for a municipal district, as if the reference to “the total number of members of a local authority” were a reference to “the total number of municipal district members”.
Alternate commencement date for amendments to numbers of local authorities by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 15, prescribed (27.01.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 28(1)(c), commenced as per s. 28(5).
Elections to local authorities in 2014
28. (1) For the purpose of holding in 2014 elections of members of local authorities— ...
(c) the numbers of members of local authorities provided for in section 21 of, and Schedule 7 to, the Principal Act shall have effect as amended by section 15,
(5) This section has effect upon the passing of this Act.
Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) amended (2.06.2003) by Local Government (No. 2) Act 2003 (17/2003), s. 4 and sch., commenced on enactment; substituted as per F-note above.