Can a Local Councillor be a employee of a parish council

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We have a lovely newly elected Local Councillor.  His job means he works as an employee for the Parish council but not involved in parish council decisions.
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No. He needs to resign from one or other.

You cannot be an employee of the authority which you are the councillor for.

The law:

Section 80, Local Government Act 1972. He is disqualified from being a councillor as an employee.
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The councillor is not a councillor for the local town council for which they work for,  He is a District Councillor.  Everything was vetted before going ahead to stand.  So can a District Councillor still be a District Councillor although he works for the local Town Council as a General Maintenance person and is not part of the council board.
Ah, completely different. That is fine.

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