Local Government Act, 1955

Restriction on holding office or being employed.

21.—(1) No person shall hold any office of profit under or be employed for remuneration by or under any local authority while he is a member of that authority.

(2) No person shall hold any major office under a local authority while he is a member of any other local authority whose functional area is, or is situate in, the same county or county borough as that of or within which is situate the functional area of such local authority or in any county or county borough adjoining to that county or county borough.

(3) Where a person ceases to be a member of a local authority otherwise than by reason of the expiration of his term of office, he shall be regarded for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) of this section as continuing to be such member for twelve months after such cesser or until his term of office would, but for such cesser, have expired, whichever is the shorter period.

(4) In this section any reference to a local authority shall be construed as not including a reference to any body whose functions are restricted to advice, consideration, report or consultation.

(5) Subsection (1) of section 70 of the Act of 1925 shall cease to have effect, subject to the proviso that every restriction on holding any office of profit or being employed for remuneration which resulted from the application by any other Act of that section and which was in operation immediately before the commencement of this section shall continue in operation.