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Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989

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2Application of provisions of Representation of the People Act 1983 to local elections in Northern Ireland

(1)Notwithstanding section 205(2) of the Representation of the [1983 c. 2.] People Act 1983 (Act does not affect law relating to local government in Northern Ireland), the provisions of that Act specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect in Northern Ireland for the purposes of local elections (as well as parliamentary elections) but, in the case of local elections, with the modifications specified in Part II of that Schedule.

(2)In the case of local elections, it is immaterial for the purposes of section 3 of that Act (disfranchisement of convicted persons) as applied by this section whether the conviction or sentence was before or after the passing of this Act.

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