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Registration of Political Parties Act 1998


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3Grant of applications

(1)The registrar shall grant an application by a party under section 2 unless in his opinion it proposes a registered name which—

(a)would be likely to result in the party’s being confused by voters with a party which is already registered,

(b)comprises more than six words,

(c)is obscene or offensive,

(d)includes words the publication of which would be likely to amount to the commission of an offence,

(e)includes any script other than Roman script, or

(f)includes any word or expression prohibited by order made by the Secretary of State.

(2)An order under subsection (1)(f) may except the use of a word or expression from the prohibition in specified circumstances.

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