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.

3. Reason for this consultation

This consultation is seeking views on making changes to Section 31 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, disqualification for nomination, election and holding office as member of local authority, to reflect changes to the criminal justice system that have been made since the Act was originally passed.

We are seeking views regarding whether individuals subject to the sex offender notification requirements under Part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 should be barred from holding the position of councillor in a local authority.


Email: LGActConsultation@gov.scot

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