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Registration of Political Parties Act 1998

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18Transitional ground for refusal to register

(1)The registrar shall refuse a first or second stage application by a party if—

(a)it proposes a registered name which in his opinion would be likely to result in the party’s being confused by voters with another party, and

(b)the other party is registered or has submitted a first or second stage application which, having considered the history of the two parties, he intends to grant.

(2)The registrar shall refuse a request made in a party’s first or second stage application for the registration of an emblem if in his opinion it would be likely to be confused by voters with—

(a)an emblem which is already registered for another party, or

(b)an emblem which it would be appropriate to allow another party to register.

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