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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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4(1)Section 36 shall be amended as follows.

(2)After subsection (2) (which requires rules under the section to apply the parliamentary elections rules with adaptations etc) there shall be inserted—

(2A)As regards the Greater London Authority—

(a)Authority elections, and

(b)the return of London members of the London Assembly otherwise than at an election,

shall be conducted in accordance with rules made under this subsection by the Secretary of State.

  • Rules made under this subsection need not comply with the requirements of subsection (2) above.

(2B)As regards lists of candidates submitted under paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Act (election of London members), the provision that may be made by rules under subsection (2A) above includes provision for or in connection with any of the following—

(a)the inclusion, withdrawal, addition or removal of persons;

(b)cases where a person included in such a list is or becomes, or seeks to become, an individual candidate to be a London member of the London Assembly.

(3)Before subsection (5) there shall be inserted—

(4B)All expenditure properly incurred by a returning officer in relation to the holding of an Authority election shall, in so far as it does not, in cases where there is a scale fixed for the purposes of this section by the Greater London Authority, exceed that scale, be paid by the Greater London Authority.

(4)After subsection (6) (power of council for local government area to advance sums to returning officer before poll at election) there shall be inserted—

(6A)Subsection (6) above shall apply in relation to an Authority election as it applies in relation to an election of a councillor for any local government area in England and Wales, but taking the reference to the council of the area as a reference to the Greater London Authority.

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