1896: 59 & 60 Victoria c.1: Local Government (Elections) Act

1896: 59 & 60 Victoria c.1: An Act to continue temporarily certain Powers for the Removal of Difficulties at Elections under the Local Government Act, 1894.

[6th March 1896.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :

Power of county council to remove difficulties 

1.—(1.) If any difficulty arises with respect to any election of parish or district councillors or of guardians, or to the first meeting after any ordinary election of such councillors or guardians, or if, difficulties, from an election not being held, or being defective, or otherwise, the council or board has not been properly constituted, the county council may by order make any appointment or do anything which appears to them necessary or expedient for the proper holding of any such election or meeting, and properly constituting the council or board, and may, if it appears to them necessary, direct the holding of an election or meeting, and fix the dates for any such election or meeting.

(2.) Any such order may modify the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894 56 & 57 c. 78 , and the enactments applied by, or rules framed under, that Act, so far as may appear to the county council necessary or expedient for carrying the order into effect.

(3.) A county council may delegate their powers under this section to a committee.


2. This Act shall continue in force until the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and no longer, unless continued by Parliament.

Short title 

3. This Act may be cited as the Local Government (Elections) Act, 1896.

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