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Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

Section 14 – Election expenses etc.

34.Section 14 amends certain sections of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c.41) to extend to local government elections sections 90A to 90D of the 1983 Act (meaning of “election expenses”) and section 118A of that Act (meaning of “candidate”). The new meanings already apply, by virtue of the 2000 Act, for Parliamentary elections.

35.Subsections (3) and (4) also repeal section 82(4) of the 1983 Act and, in so doing, remove the requirement for a declaration of election expenses to be made before a justice of the peace or the proper officer of a local authority.

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