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Restrictions on being a candidate for your local council

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Timing and circumstance can be so important

You may not be a candidate in the election for a vacancy within a ward of your local council if:

You have a criminal conviction involving a prison sentence of three months or more (including a suspended sentence) in the last five years. (Local Government Act 1972)

I guess if you came perilously close to achieving that criteria without actually getting the badge, then you can consider yourself extremely fortunate if you wished to fight an election in a South Tyneside ward, however, would it prevent others from questioning the suitability of a candidate’s personal character when faced with the decision over whose name to put a cross next to?

Is it a question worth pondering over?

Would a knowledge of historical events cause you to ponder with the pencil in your hand?

If you had suspicions over a candidate’s suitability and the personal character and qualities required to carry out the onerous responsibilities of public office, would you be prepared to speak out?

If you would like to get anything off your chest would you like to get in touch with me using the “contact” page?

Time is short, very short, did you know that the deadline for nominations is noon next Thursday?

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Written by curly

April 3, 2010 at 1:14 am

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