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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 130 and Schedule 16 : Control of donations to candidates

225.Section 130 and Schedule 16 insert new section 71A and new Schedule 2A in the Representation of the People Act 1983. The new section gives effect to the new Schedule which provides for controls on donations to candidates of more than £50 made for the purpose of meeting election expenses. Part I of new Schedule 2A defines donations to candidates in terms equivalent to those in sections 50 to 53 in respect of donations to registered parties. Part II of new Schedule 2A applies restrictions on the acceptance of donations equivalent to those in sections 54 to 61. Part III of new Schedule 2A provides that the return as to election expenses, required under section 81 of the 1983 Act, must include a statement giving details of the source and amount of donations of more than £50. The statement must also detail donations received, but not accepted, from impermissible or unidentifiable donors.

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