Your right to vote is stolen using Statutory Instruments

Democracy is being snuffed out in England.

District Councils are being abolished, elections cancelled, councillors terms terminated.

The County Durham (Structural Change) Order 2008

The Cornwall (Structural Change) Order 2008

The Wiltshire (Structural Change) Order 2008

The Northumberland (Structural Change) Order 2008

The Shropshire (Structural Change) Order 2008

This is the wording found in each of the orders above, but the detail below is from the Shropshire order.

Cessation of term of office of district councillors

5.  Every
person who holds office as a councillor of one of the district councils
immediately before 1st April 2009 shall cease to hold office on that
date.

Cancellation of district council elections in 2008, etc

12.—(1) Notwithstanding section 7(8) and (9) of the 1972 Act (elections of councillors)—

(a)
elections shall not be held in 2008 for the return of councillors to any of the district councils; and

(b)
the term of office of councillors elected to any of the district councils in 2004, 2006 or 2007 shall end on 1st April 2009(9).

(2) Nothing in
section 89 of the 1972 Act (filling of casual vacancies in case of
councillors) shall authorise the holding of an election to fill a
casual vacancy in the office of councillor of any of the district
councils where that vacancy arises after 30th September 2008 and before
1st April 2009.

Cancellation of parish council elections, etc

13.—(1) Notwithstanding section 16(3) of the 1972 Act (election of parish councillors)—

(a)
elections shall not be held in 2008 for the return of councillors to the council of the following parishes—

  • Alberbury with Cardeston,

  • Ford,

  • Minsterley,

  • Pontesbury, and

  • Westbury;

(b)
elections of parish councillors
for those parishes shall be held on the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2009 and every four years thereafter; and

(c)
the term of office of the
councillors elected for those parishes in 2004 or at any subsequent
by-election before the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009,
shall end on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2009(10).

(2) Notwithstanding section 16(3) of the 1972 Act (election of parish councillors)—

(a)
elections shall not be held in 2010 for the return of councillors to the council of the following parishes—

  • Acton Burnell/Pitchford/Frodesley/Ruckley and Langley(11),

  • All Stretton/Smethcott/Woolaston(12),

  • Buildwas,

  • Cardington,

  • Church Preen/Hughley/Kenley(13),

  • Church Pulverbatch,

  • Condover,

  • Cound,

  • Cressage/Harley/Sheinton(14),

  • Leebotwood & Longnor,

  • Leighton & Eaton Constantine, and

  • Wroxeter & Uppington;

(b)
elections of parish councillors
for those parishes shall be held on the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2009 and every four years thereafter; and

(c)
the term of office of the
councillors elected for those parishes in 2006 or at any subsequent
by-election before the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2009,
shall end on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2009(15).

(3) Notwithstanding section 16(3) of the 1972 Act (election of parish councillors)—

(a)
elections shall not be held in 2011 for the return of councillors to the council of any parish in Shropshire;

(b)
elections of parish councillors
for those parishes in which, but for sub-paragraph (a), elections would
have been held in 2011 shall be held on the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2013 and every four years thereafter; and

(c)
the term of office of the
councillors elected for those parishes in 2007 or at any subsequent
by-election before the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2013,
shall end on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of
councillors in 2013(16).

Whilst this Government rips our nation apart, it keeps our armed services, the defenders of our freedom, tied up in unjustified wars overseas and out of the way.

Whilst this Government rips our nation apart, the Tories and Liberals sit back and do nothing. They are not fit to represent the people of England.


Your right to vote has been stolen from you.

Remember what we said about 2010.


2010 – Its coming, your freedom is going

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0 Responses to Your right to vote is stolen using Statutory Instruments

  1. Anonymous says:

    More than a little sensationalist. The work in these area's, my knowledge specifically centred on Cornwall, is so that they get (as they have requested) a single tier local government. There is a period where it is only right to get the new council set up before electing people into it. Where's the issue?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Les, Yes it is the way in which local government re-organisations are handled.
    I remember it from the 60s (London) and the 70s (rest of the country). Even those changes are now under suspicion of being part of a MasterPlan. How much more so are these an essential element of the government of Europe and the Regions? My thoughts can be found at:
    http://yokel.110mb.com/archives/2007/12/entry_26.html
    and at:
    http://yokel.110mb.com/archives/2007/09/entry_1.html
    More to my point is whether voting will ever be allowed to have any effect. The history of the past 50 years points to democracy being a sham.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We have similar problems with our District Council. The main political parties manipulate the supposed democratic system. For example casual vacancies on the District Council were filled by existing councilors nominating individuals and no notices requesting nominations were actually placed in the wards as required under the Representation of The People Acts! They claim an article in a local newspaper and a notice outside the Central District Council Offices (far removed from the vacant wards) fulfilled the legal requirements.
    We are almost back to the Rotten Boroughs and non-democracy.