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The Local Government (Disqualification) Bill 2021-22 was introduced into the House of Commons on 16 June 2021. It had its Second Reading on 22 October 2021. Committee Stage took place on 1 December 2021. Report and Third Reading are scheduled for 14 January 2022. No amendments were made to the Bill at Committee Stage. The Bill, and associated documents, can be found on the Parliamentary website.

The Bill is a Private Member’s Bill, introduced by Sir Paul Beresford MP. It would disqualify individuals who have been subject to certain legal orders regarding sexual offences from standing for election or holding office in local authorities. It extends to England and Wales but has effect in England only.

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