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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 105 : Permitted participants

201.Subsection (1) defines a “permitted participant” in a particular referendum campaign. A permitted participant may be:


a registered party which has made a declaration to the Commission under section 106; or


any of the following which has given a notification to the Commission under section 106:

  • an individual resident in the United Kingdom or registered as an overseas elector;

  • anybody falling within section 54(2)(b) or (d) to (h), that is to say a registered company incorporated in a member state of the European Union and which carries on business in the United Kingdom; a trade union; a building society; a limited liability partnership; a friendly or industrial and provident society; or an unincorporated association which carries on business or other activities wholly or mainly in the United Kingdom and whose main office is there.

202.Subsection (2) defines a “responsible person” in relation to a permitted participant. The responsible person will discharge responsibilities in respect of the financial affairs of a permitted participant similar to those of the registered treasurer in respect of a political party.

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