Conviction of the sale or purchase of a public office renders a person permanently disqualified from holding that office; and on conviction of the common law offence of neglect of duty a public officer becomes disqualified from holding the office in question1.
A person is disqualified from being or being elected a member of a local authority if, within five years before the day of his election or since his election, he has been convicted2 of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three
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