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Councillors: Candidates

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government response to the Disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors consultation, published in October 2018, when he plans to bring forward legislation to ensure that a person subject to (a) an anti-social behaviour injunction, (b) a Criminal Behaviour Order, (c) a Sexual Risk Order or (d) who is on the Sex Offenders’ Register will be disqualified from standing for elected office.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is currently seeking a suitable legislative opportunity to amend the disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors.

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