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Registration of Political Parties Act 1998


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13Parliamentary elections: nomination and ballot papers

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

14Party political broadcasts

(1)A broadcaster shall not include in its broadcasting services any party political broadcast made on behalf of a political party which is not registered under this Act.

(2)In this section “broadcaster” means—

(a)the holder of a licence under the [1990 c. 42.] Broadcasting Act 1990 or [1996 c. 55.] 1996 ,

(b)the British Broadcasting Corporation, and

(c)Sianel Pedwar Cymru.

15Security at party conferences

(1)Section 170 of the [1994 c. 33.] Criminal 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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