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Mayor of Doncaster election 2002

Election of a Mayor - General Background (Extracts of Chapter 14)

1 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.

2 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.


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