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SIX MONTH ATTENDANCE RULE (S85 (1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

Section 85(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a Member of a Local Authority to attend at least one meeting of that Authority within a six-month consecutive period, unless permission for the absence is granted by the Authority in advance, in order to avoid being disqualified as a Councillor. Without advance permission to be absent, loss of office is automatic and permission cannot be granted retrospectively.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 20 Jul 2020 by Council

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Director of Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer)

Department: Business Services

Contact: Shirley Hudspeth, Democratic Services Manager Email: shirleyhudspeth@wirral.gov.uk Tel: 0151 691 8559, Patrick Sebastian Email: patricksebastian@wirral.gov.uk Tel: 0151 691 8424.

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  • SIX MONTH ATTENDANCE RULE (S85 (1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972