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Parish Councils (Elections)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider the substitution of a secret ballot for election to the parish councils in place of the system of deciding by show of hands.

:The law already provides that a county council may, at the request of a parish council or parish meeting, direct that the parish councillors shall be elected by nomination and poll instead of at a parish meeting; and further that where the system of election by show of hands is retained a poll may be demanded at the meeting.