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National League to continue but North & South to end

The National League have confirmed that the National League division will continue for the rest of the season however, the North and South Divisions have been declared null and void.

Two weeks after the four resolutions to decide how to end the season were sent by the league to member clubs, the threshold for making a decision was finally reached - even though not all the votes have been received.

In the National League 7 of the clubs voted to Null & Void the season but the division will no carry on.

However, despite the majority of National League South clubs voted to continue its season (12 votes from 21), the amount of votes to Null & Void the season fromNational League North clubs (15 votes from 22) meant the North and South divisions would be declared Null & Void.

The initial resolution, for each step of the National League to decide its own fate by a simple majority was carried, with all 23 clubs in the senior league voting in favour.

The voting method for that resolution meant that the North and South Leagues only had four votes each, so the 75% threshold was comfortably reached.

One of the National League clubs to vote against continuing was Dover, whose owner Jim Parmenter resigned from the National League board in protest at how the situation was being handled and says the club will not play its remaining fixtures.

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