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City of London (Ward Elections) Bill


This Bill is promoted by the Corporation of London to extend the categories of persons entitled to vote at ward elections in the City of London.

Clause 3 and Schedule 1 prescribe the qualifications for persons who would be entitled to vote at ward elections.

Clause 4 deals with the requirements on qualifying bodies to reflect the composition of their workforces when appointing individuals as voters.

Clause 5 sets out the requirements for association with the City, related to specified periods of work there, which are to be satisfied before individuals may be appointed as voters.

Clause 6 excludes Crown property which will become liable to entry into the local non-domestic rating list from the entitlements conferred on enactment of the Bill.

Clause 7 requires the Corporation to submit a report to the Secretary of State on the working of the provisions in the Bill and enables the Secretary of State to call for further such reports.

Clause 8 provides for consequential modification of the registration duties of the Town Clerk.

Clause 9 and Schedules 2 and 3 make minor and consequential amendments and repeals.

Clause 10 makes interim provision for ward elections during the transition to the new system.

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