Local Elections & Localism Act

April 2nd, 2012 by James Goudie KC

Local Elections

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 imposes a duty on a local authority to conduct a survey after each ordinary election, asking prescribed questions of councillors and unsuccessful candidates.  The Local Election Survey (Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/685 (W.93) prescribe the questions that must be asked and the form in which they may be asked.  They relate to gender, sexual orientation, language, race, age, disability, religion or belief, health, education and qualifications, employment, work as a councillor, party affiliation, involvement with the third sector and length of political activity.

Localism Act

Note the Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2012, SI 2012/961, and the Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012, SI 2012/965.

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