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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Section 137 and Schedule 17 : Corrupt and illegal practices: election petitions etc

237.Section 137 introduces Schedule 17 which amends the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 in respect of the procedure on election petitions and the consequences of reports by election courts. The changes to the 1983 Act made by Schedule 17 in respect of election petitions are largely by way of repeal of provisions which are no longer considered necessary to the effective operation of the petitioning procedures.

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