Councils advised Zoom votes open to challenge

Existing laws mean that votes held by councils via Zoom or Skype could be found to be illegal

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
19th April, 2020
Councils advised Zoom votes open to challenge
There was legal advice given to the councils that to have a properly constituted meeting it must be held in a physical place

County councils around the country have been advised not to hold their normal monthly meetings using teleconference tools such as Zoom or Skype, as some decisions taken at them could be open to legal challenge.

Local authorities around the country have cancelled meetings in order to comply with social distancing requirements, prompting requests from some councillors to hold the meetings online.

However, the Department of Housing and Local Government is understood to have advised that...

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