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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

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Part IApplication for registration

Introductory

1(1)Paragraphs 2 to 7 must be complied with in relation to an application under section 28.

(2)Such an application must be accompanied by any fee prescribed by order made by the Secretary of State.

(3)In the following provisions of this Part of this Schedule “an application” means an application under section 28.

Names

2(1)An application for registration in the Great Britain register must specify either—

(a)a name to be the party’s registered name, or

(b)a name in Welsh and a name in English to be the party’s registered names.

(2)If a name to be registered in that register is in a language other than English or Welsh, the application must include an English translation.

(3)An application for registration in the Northern Ireland register must specify either—

(a)a name to be the party’s registered name, or

(b)a name in Irish and a name in English to be the party’s registered names.

(4)If a name to be registered in that register is in a language other than English or Irish, the application must include an English translation.

Headquarters

3(1)An application must specify—

(a)the address of the party’s headquarters, or

(b)if the party has no headquarters, an address to which communications to the party may be sent.

(2)Where the party is a party with accounting units, any reference to the party in sub-paragraph (1) above is to be read as a reference to the central organisation.

Registered officers

4(1)An application must give the name and home address of each of the following—

(a)a person to be registered as the party’s leader;

(b)a person to be registered as the party’s nominating officer;

(c)a person to be registered as the party’s treasurer.

(2)If the application is for the party to be registered as a party with a campaigns officer, the application must also give the name and home address of a person to be registered as the party’s campaigns officer.

(3)If the person to be registered as the party’s leader is (as mentioned in section 24(2)) the leader of the party for some particular purpose, the application must specify that purpose.

(4)If one person is named in an application as leader, nominating officer and treasurer, the application must also give the name and home address of the holder of some other specified office in the party.

Party organisation

5(1)An application must be accompanied by—

(a)a copy of the party’s constitution (within the meaning of section 26); and

(b)a draft of the scheme which the party proposes to adopt for the purposes of section 26 if approved by the Commission under that section.

(2)Where the party is a party with accounting units, the application must state in relation to each accounting unit—

(a)the name of the accounting unit and of its treasurer and of the officer to be registered for the purposes of section 27(3), and

(b)the address of its headquarters or, if it has no headquarters, an address to which communications to the accounting unit may be sent.

Additional information

6An application must include any other information prescribed by regulations made by the Commission.

Signature

7(1)An application must be signed—

(a)by the proposed registered leader or registered nominating officer,

(b)by the proposed registered treasurer, and

(c)(if the application is for the party to be registered as a party with a campaigns officer) by the proposed registered campaigns officer,

and must include a declaration by each person signing the application that he is authorised to sign it on behalf of the party.

(2)An application may be signed by the same person in his capacity as proposed registered leader or registered nominating officer and in his capacity as proposed registered treasurer or as proposed registered campaigns officer, but in that case it must be apparent from the application that he is signing it in both of those capacities.

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