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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office

19 Sep 17

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils.  Under the planned changes to criteria, it would ensure those who represent their communities are held to the highest…

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