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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Effect of default in election agent’s appointment

15After section 70 there shall be inserted—

70AApplication of s.70 in relation to election of London members of the London Assembly

(1)Where a registered political party submits a list of candidates to be London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election—

(a)section 70 shall not apply in relation to those candidates, but

(b)the following provisions of this section shall have effect in place of that section.

(2)If no person’s name and address is given as required by virtue of section 67(1A) as the election agent of all of the candidates included in the list who remain validly nominated at the latest time for delivery of notices of withdrawals—

(a)the candidate whose name appears highest on the list shall be deemed at that time to have been named on behalf of the party as election agent for all of the candidates; and

(b)any appointment of another person as election agent for those candidates shall be deemed to have been revoked.

(3)If—

(a)the person whose name and address have been so given as those of the election agent for the candidates dies, and

(b)a new appointment is not made on the day of the death or on the following day,

the candidate whose name appears highest on the list shall be deemed to have been named on behalf of the party as election agent for all of the candidates as from the time of death.

(4)If the appointment of the election agent for the candidates is revoked without a new appointment being made, the candidate whose name appears highest on the list shall be deemed to have been appointed (or re-appointed) election agent.

(5)The deemed appointment of a candidate as election agent may be revoked as if it were an actual appointment.

(6)Where a candidate included in the list is by virtue of this section to be treated as election agent, he shall be deemed to have his office—

(a)at his address as given in the statement as to persons nominated; or

(b)if that address is outside the permitted area for the office, at the qualifying address of the person (or first person) named in that statement as his proposer.

(7)The appropriate officer, on being satisfied that a candidate is by virtue of this section to be treated as election agent, shall forthwith proceed to publish the like notice as if the name and address of the candidate and the address of his office had been duly given to him under sections 67 and 69.

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