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Representation of the People Act 1981

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1(1)The timetable in Rule 1 is amended as follows.

(2)In the entry relating to the delivery of nomination papers—

(a)in the column relating to general elections for the words from " three in the afternoon " to " noon )" there are substituted the words " four in the afternoon " and for the words " eighth day " there are substituted the words " sixth day "; and

(b)in the column relating to by-elections for paragraphs (a) and (b) there are substituted the words " not earlier than the third day after the date of publication of the notice of election nor later than the seventh day after that on which the writ is received. "

(3)In the entry relating to the making of objections to nomination papers the words from " and, if the last day " to " the day before " and the words from " (or if it is " to " on that day) " are omitted and at the end of the entry there are added the words " The foregoing provisions do not apply to objections made in pursuance of Rule 15A(2) ".

(4)In the entry relating to polling—

(a)in the column relating to general elections for the words " ninth day " there are substituted the words " tenth day " and

(b)in the column relating to by-elections for the words " seventh " and " ninth " there are substituted respectively the words " eighth " and " tenth ".

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