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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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39(1)Section 203 (local government provisions as to England and Wales) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), the following definitions shall be inserted at the appropriate places—

“the 1999 Act” means the Greater London Authority Act 1999;;

“Assembly constituency” has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act (see section 2(4) and (5) of that Act);;

“Authority election” means—

(a)any election of the Mayor of London;

(b)any election of a constituency member of the London Assembly; or

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

“constituency member”, in relation to the London Assembly, has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act;;

“election of a constituency member of the London Assembly” means—

(a)any such election at an ordinary election; or

(b)an election under section 10 of the 1999 Act (election to fill a vacancy in an Assembly constituency);;

“election of the Mayor of London” means—

(a)any such election at an ordinary election; or

(b)an election under section 16 of the 1999 Act (election to fill a vacancy in the office of Mayor of London);;

“London member”, in relation to the London Assembly, has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act;.

(3)In subsection (1), in the definition of “electoral area”, after “means” there shall be inserted “(a)” and at the end of the definition there shall be added—

(b)Greater London, in the case of—

(i)any election of the Mayor of London; or

(ii)the election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election;

(c)any Assembly constituency for which the election of a constituency member of the London Assembly is held;.

(4)In subsection (1)—

(a)in the definition of “local authority”, after “means” there shall be inserted “the Greater London Authority,”;

(b)in the definition of “local government area”, after “means” there shall be inserted “Greater London,”;

(c)in the definition of “local government election”, after “means” there shall be inserted “(a)” and at the end of the definition there shall be added ; or

(b)any Authority election.

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

(1A)In the application of this Act in relation to England and Wales, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to—

(a)a local government election, or

(b)an election under the local government Act,

shall be taken to include a reference to an Authority election.

(1B)Any reference in this Act to a registered political party submitting a list of candidates to be London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election shall be construed in accordance with section 4(5)(a) of, and Part II of Schedule 2 to, the 1999 Act; and related expressions shall be construed accordingly.

(6)For subsection (2) (application of Part I in relation to the City and parliamentary elections) there shall be substituted—

(2)The following provisions of this Act, namely—

(a)Part I, so far as it has effect for the purposes of parliamentary elections, and

(b)Parts I to III, so far as they have effect for the purposes of Authority elections,

shall (subject to any express provision contained in the Part or Parts in question) apply in relation to the City as if the City were a London borough and the Common Council were a London borough council.

  • For the purposes of this subsection the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple shall be treated as forming part of the City.

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