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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012

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Limitation of candidate election expenses

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35.—(1) The election expenses incurred by or on behalf of a candidate at a PCC election must not in the aggregate exceed the maximum amount specified in the table in paragraph (2).

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), the maximum amount in respect of a candidate at a PCC election for a police area listed in an entry in the first column of table 2 is the amount shown for that entry in the second column.

Table 2

Police area

Maximum amount

Avon & Somerset£ 222,851
Bedfordshire£ 83,681
Cambridgeshire£ 108,754
Cheshire£ 142,720
Cleveland£ 76,889
Cumbria£ 72,231
Derbyshire£ 141,933
Devon and Cornwall£ 233,281
Dorset£ 106,888
Durham£ 89,055
Dyfed-Powys£ 72,622
Essex£234,412
Gloucestershire£ 86,344
Greater Manchester£ 356,204
Gwent£ 78,422
Hampshire£ 260,591
Hertfordshire£ 151,378
Humberside£ 126,520
Kent£ 228,338
Lancashire£ 201,729
Leicestershire£ 140,496
Lincolnshire£ 99,900
Merseyside£ 182,529
Norfolk£ 120,662
North Wales£ 95,241
North Yorkshire£ 111,814
Northamptonshire£ 95,663
Northumbria£ 195,548
Nottinghamshire£ 146,305
South Wales£ 174,179
South Yorkshire£ 178,637
Staffordshire£ 153,313
Suffolk£ 100,698
Surrey£ 154,401
Sussex£ 219,983
Thames Valley£ 303,303
Warwickshire£ 76,476
West Mercia£ 168,735
West Midlands£ 357,435
West Yorkshire£ 287,255
Wiltshire£ 93,682

(3) The maximum amount is not required to cover the candidate’s personal expenses.

(4) The maximum amount is not affected for any candidate by the change in the timing of the PCC election or of any step in the proceedings at the election.

(5) Where a poll at a PCC election is countermanded or abandoned by reason of a candidate’s death, the maximum amount for any of the other candidates who then remain validly nominated is to be twice or, if there has been a previous increase under this paragraph, three times what it would have been but for any increase under this paragraph.

(6) Where any election expenses are incurred in excess of a maximum amount specified in paragraph (2) or (5), any candidate or election agent who—

(a)incurred, or authorised the incurring of, the election expenses, and

(b)knew or ought reasonably to have known that the expenses would be incurred in excess of that maximum amount,

is guilty of an illegal practice.

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