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SOLR_PROP

Local Government Act, 1994

Local electoral areas.

24.(1) The Minister may by order—

(a) subject and without prejudice to Part V of the Act of 1991, divide a county, county or other borough or urban district into local electoral areas, and

(b) of the members of the council, fix the number of such members to be elected for each electoral area and in the case of a county or other borough, the numbers of those members who are to be aldermen.

(2) The number of members of a council of a county, county or other borough or urban district to which an order under this section relates to be elected at an election of members of the council held after the making of the order for each local electoral area specified in the order shall (without prejudice to any subsequent order) be the number fixed by the order for the local electoral area.

(3) Where on the commencement of this section an order is in force dividing a county, county or other borough or urban district into local electoral areas or fixing the number of members for each electoral area, the order shall continue in force in relation to the county, county or other borough or urban district as if it were an order under this section.

(4) The Minister may by order—

(a) amend or modify any division made by an order under this section (including an order under this subsection) or alter the number of members of the council of any county, county or other borough or urban district to be elected by virtue of an order under this section (including an order under this subsection or an order deemed by subsection (3) to be an order under this section) in respect of any local electoral area in the county, county or other borough or urban district, or

(b) in the case of a county or other borough, alter the number of such members who are to be aldermen.

(5) An order under this section shall have effect for the purpose of the election of members of the council of that county, county or other borough or urban district held next after the order is made and thereafter.

(6) Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section at every election of the members of any council of a borough or of an urban district which is not divided into local electoral areas and at every election of the commissioners of a town, there shall be one electoral area which shall, subject to section 17 , consist of the area of such borough, urban district or town (as the case may be) and all such members shall be elected for such electoral area.