117A Power to fill by appointment extraordinary vacancy in local board or community board

If a local authority, despite complying with section 120, is unable to fill by election an extraordinary vacancy in the office of an elected member of a local board or community board (being an extraordinary vacancy to which section 117(1) applies), the local board or community board may (instead of having the local authority conduct a further election in accordance with section 120) determine by resolution that the vacancy will be filled by the appointment by the local board or community board of a person named in the resolution who is qualified to be elected as a member.

Section 117A: inserted, on 25 December 2002, by section 39 of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 85).

Section 117A heading: amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).

Section 117A: amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 76 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 55).