of a Mayor - General Background (Extracts of Chapter 14)
An elected mayor is elected by the local government electors for
the whole of a local authority's area.
The normal period is 4 years but transition arrangements allow
for a first term of between two and five and a half years to bring
it into line with the normal electoral cycle.
An elected mayor is a member of a local authority which is
operating executive arrangements which involve an elected mayor.
The elected mayor is treated as a councillor for certain purposes
and will be subject to all the normal rules and regulations which
apply to councillors. So that an elected mayor and candidates
for that office are subject to the same rules as councillors for
qualification for and disqualification from, being elected as,
or being, an elected mayor.