Disqualification criteria for councillors - draft: consultation
This consultation on updating disqualification criteria for local authority members asks for the public’s view on whether or not the Scottish Government should prevent anyone on the sexual offenses notification register from being a councillor.
2. Current law
Existing legislation prevents individuals standing, or holding office, as a local authority member if they have, within five years prior to the day of the election, or since their election, been convicted in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man of any offence and have received a custodial sentence, suspended or not, for a period of not less than three months without the option of a fine.
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