Justices of the Peace Act 1957

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5B Effect of removal


A person removed from the office of Justice ceases to be a Justice on the day after the date of the publication of the notice under section 5(1) removing him or her from that office.


If a person to whom subsection (1) applies is or becomes a chairperson of a regional council or a mayor of a territorial authority, that person—


on ceasing to be a Justice, is no longer a Justice by virtue of being a chairperson or mayor; and


does not become a Justice again if later elected or appointed (or re-elected or reappointed) chairperson of a regional council or mayor of a territorial authority.


Subsections (1) and (2) override section 41(4) of the Local Government Act 2002.

Section 5B: inserted, on 15 April 2007, by section 5 of the Justices of the Peace Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 14).