Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act, 1974

No action to be taken in certain circumstances to fill vacancy in local authority.

18.—Except by an election of all the members of a local authority, no action shall be taken to fill a vacancy in the membership of a local authority caused by the death or cesser of such membership of a person who has died or resigned or otherwise ceased to be such member while the trial of a petition relating to him is pending or proceeding.