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Elections Act 2001

Northern Ireland

Section 2: Postponement of local elections in Northern Ireland

24.Section 2 provides for local elections in Northern Ireland to be postponed from 16 May 2001 to 7 June 2001. (Subsection (1)).

25.Subsection (2) makes corresponding provision for Northern Ireland to that made for England and Wales by section 1(3). Northern Ireland local elections rules are contained in Schedule 1 to the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962.

26.Subsection (3) increases the election expenses limits of all candidates in the postponed elections (whenever they were nominated) by 50%.

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