116 When members leave office


Every member of a local authority or local board or community board, unless vacating office sooner, vacates office,—


in a case where the member’s office is the subject of an election, when the members elected at the next election come into office:


in a case where provision is made by any enactment to fill a vacancy by appointment, when the member’s successor comes into office.


Despite subsection (1)(a), if a member’s office is the subject of an election, and neither the member nor any other person is elected at the election to that office, the member vacates office at the same time as any other member of the local authority who is not re-elected at the election.

Section 116(1): amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).

Section 116(2): added, on 25 December 2002, by section 37 of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 85).