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The government consulted on proposals to update the disqualification criteria for councillors and mayors to bring it into line with both modern sentencing practice.
We will seek to legislate to ensure individuals are disqualified from standing for office as local authority members or mayors where behaviour has led to a conviction or enforcement action resulting in an individual being subject to one or more of the following:
- the notification requirements in the Sexual Offences Act 2003
- a Sexual Risk Order
- a civil injunction
- a Criminal Behaviour Order
This consultation paper sets out the government’s proposals for updating the criteria disqualifying individuals from being elected, or holding office, as a local authority member or directly elected mayor.