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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Prohibition of expenses not authorised by election agent

19(1)Section 75 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) (which prohibits the incurring of certain expenses by any person other than the candidate, his agent or persons authorised in writing by the agent)—

(a)after “promoting or procuring the election of a candidate” there shall be inserted “(or, in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, a registered political party or candidates of that party)”; and

(b)at the end of paragraph (c) there shall be added ; or

(d)in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, of otherwise presenting to the electors the candidate’s registered political party (if any) or the views of that party or the extent or nature of that party’s backing or disparaging any other registered political party; and

(c)after the words “but paragraph (c)” there shall be inserted “or (d)”.

(3)After subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1A)In the application of subsection (1) above in relation to an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, any reference to the candidate includes a reference to all or any of the candidates of a registered political party.

(4)After subsection (1A) there shall be inserted—

(1B)In its application in relation to an Authority election, subsection (1)(ii) above shall have effect—

(a)with the substitution for the monetary sum there specified of such sum as the Secretary of State may prescribe in an order made by statutory instrument; and

(b)in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, with the omission of the words from “and are” to “others”.

(1C)Different sums may be prescribed under subsection (1B)(a) above in relation to—

(a)an election of the Mayor of London;

(b)an election of a constituency member of the London Assembly; and

(c)an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election.

(5)At the end of the section there shall be added—

(7)For the purposes of this section, in the case of an election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election, a candidate’s registered political party is the registered political party (if any) which submitted for the purposes of that election a list of candidates on which the candidate in question is included.

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