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Registration of Political Parties Act 1998

1998 CHAPTER 48

An Act to make provision about the registration of political parties.

[19th November 1998]

F1Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Amendments (Textual)

F1Act repealed (except ss. 13, 15, 24, 26 and Sch. 2) (16.2.2001) by 2000 c. 41, s. 158(2), Sch. 22 (with s. 156(6)); S.I. 2001/222, art. 2, Sch. 1 Pt. I Annex (subject to transitional provisions in Sch. 1 Pt. II)

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C1Act restricted (14.12.2000) by 2000 c. 41, s. 163(4)(7), Sch. 23 Pt. I paras. 1, 7(1) (with s. 156(6))

Act excluded (14.12.2000) by 2000 c. 41, s. 163(4)(7), Sch. 23 Pt. I paras. 1, 7(4) (with s. 156(6))

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13 Parliamentary elections: nomination and ballot papers.E+W+S+N.I.

Schedule 2 (which amends the Parliamentary Elections Rules) shall have effect.

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15 Security at party conferences.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Section 170 of the M4Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (security at party conferences) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (1) and (3) for “qualifying political party” substitute in each place “ qualifying registered political party ”.

(3)After subsection (4) add—

(5)In this section “registered political party” means a party registered under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998..

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This Act may be cited as the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998.

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26 Extent.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

SCHEDULES

Section 2.

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I.Applications for Registration

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Section 13.

SCHEDULE 2E+W+S+N.I.Amendments of the Parliamentary Elections Rules

1The Parliamentary Elections Rules set out in Schedule 1 to the Representation of the M7People Act 1983 shall be amended as follows.

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2After rule 6 (nomination of candidates) insert—

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6A(1)A nomination paper may not include a description of a candidate which is likely to lead voters to associate the candidate with a registered political party unless the description is authorised by a certificate—

(a)issued by or on behalf of the registered nominating officer of the party, and

(b)received by the returning officer at some time during the period for delivery of nomination papers set out in the Table in rule 1.

(2)A person shall be guilty of a corrupt practice if he fraudulently purports to be authorised to issue a certificate under paragraph (1) on behalf of a registered political party’s nominating officer.

(3)In the application of this rule in relation to an election “registered political party” means a party which was registered under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 at the time by which the notice of election is required to be published by virtue of rule 1..

3(1)Rule 12 (decisions as to validity of nomination papers) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)At the beginning of paragraph (3) insert “Subject to paragraph (3A),”.

(3)After paragraph (3) insert—

(3A)If in the returning officer’s opinion a nomination paper breaks rule 6A(1), he shall give a decision to that effect as soon as practicable after the close of the period for delivery of nomination papers set out in the Table in rule 1..

(4)In paragraph (4) for “Where he” substitute “ Where the returning officer ”.

4In rule 19 (the ballot papers), after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A)If a candidate who is the subject of a party’s authorisation under rule 6A(1) so requests, the ballot paper shall contain, against the candidate’s particulars, the party’s registered emblem (or, as the case may be, one of the party’s registered emblems).

(2B)The request must—

(a)be made in writing to the returning officer, and

(b)be received by him during the period for delivery of nomination papers set out in the Table in rule 1..

5In the Appendix of Forms, for the form of the front of the ballot paper there shall be substituted the form set out in the Appendix to this Schedule.

6In the Directions as to printing the ballot paper in the Appendix of Forms—

(a)in paragraph 2(a) for “and the particulars of the candidates” substitute “ , the particulars of the candidates and words forming part of emblems ”, and

(b)after paragraph 3 add—

3AWhere an emblem is to be printed against a candidate’s particulars—

(a)it shall be printed between the candidate’s particulars and the vertical rule separating the candidates’ particulars from the spaces where the vote is to be marked, and

(b)its size as printed shall not exceed two centimetres square..

AppendixE+W+S+N.I.

Section 23.

SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I.Consequential Amendments and Modifications

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