Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004
The Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 9) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament which provided, amongst other things, for the election of councillors to the local authorities in Scotland by the single transferable vote system.
|Act of the Scottish Parliament|
|Long title||An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the election of councillors by single transferable vote and in relation to candidates to be councillor; to make provision in relation to certain restrictions upon being a councillor and upon former councillors; to make new provision about remuneration for and other payments to councillors; and for connected purposes.|
|Citation||2004 asp 9|
|Royal assent||29 July 2004|
|Commencement||August 2004 – May 2007|
|Text of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
The Commission on Local Government and the Scottish Parliament reported in June 2000. The introduction of proportional representation in local authority elections was a key demand of the Liberal Democrats when they entered into coalition with the Labour Party in the Scottish Executive.
- Text of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.
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