Local Elections Act, 1965

Postponement of 1965 local elections.

1.—(1) The local elections which, if this subsection were not enacted, would be held in the year 1965 shall be held in the year 1966, and the terms of office of members of local authorities current at the commencement of this Act shall stand extended accordingly.

(2) Notwithstanding the postponement by subsection (1) of this section of the elections specified therein—

(a) the years for holding subsequent local elections shall remain unchanged and local elections shall be held accordingly in the year 1970 and quinquennially thereafter, and

(b) the elections specified in the subsection and the local elections to be held in the year 1970 shall be regarded as quinquennial elections.