Local Government Act, 1925

Disqualification of members of local authorities.

60.—(1) If any person knowingly acts as a member of a local authority when disqualified, or knowingly votes when prohibited by or under any enactment, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds for each such offence, without prejudice to any other disqualification or penalty therefor.

(2) In a prosecution for an offence under this Act where the fact of the defendant acting as member of a local authority when disqualified or voting when prohibited is proved, the onus of proof shall lie on the defendant that he did not so act or vote knowingly.

(3) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by or at the suit of the Minister.

(4) If any person is, after the passing of this Act, convicted of acting as a member of a local authority when disqualified, he shall be disqualified for a period of ten years from the date of such conviction for being elected or appointed to any paid office under or in the gift of any local authority.