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Scotland Act 1998

Purpose and Effect

This section indicates how persons may stand for election as members of the Scottish Parliament for constituencies or regions.  It prohibits a person from being a candidate to be a constituency member in more than one constituency and provides that a person may only stand for election both as a constituency member and as a regional member when that constituency is in that region.  This section allows registered political parties to submit lists of candidates to contest regional seats.  It also allows individuals to stand for election as regional members.

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