European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1. Number of MEPs and electoral regions

    2. 1A.Periodic reviews of distribution of MEPs

  3. General elections

    1. 2. Voting system in Great Britain and Gibraltar

    2. 3. Voting system in Northern Ireland

    3. 4. Date of elections

  4. Vacant seats

    1. 5. Filling vacant seats

  5. Conduct of elections

    1. 6. Returning officers

    2. 7. Regulation-making powers: general

  6. Entitlement to vote

    1. 8. Persons entitled to vote

    2. 9. Double voting

  7. Entitlement to be MEP

    1. 10. Disqualification

    2. 11. Judicial determination of disqualification

  8. European Parliament

    1. 12. Ratification of treaties

  9. Supplementary

    1. 13. Regulations and orders

    2. 14. Transitional provisions

    3. 15. Consequential amendments

    4. 16. Repeals and revocation

  10. General

    1. 16A.Functions of the Lord Chancellor

    2. 17. Interpretation

    3. 18. Short title and commencement

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Electoral regions in England and Gibraltar

      1. (1).The electoral regions in England and Gibraltar are listed in...

      2. 2.(1) A reference to an area specified in column (2)...

      3. 3.Number of MEPs for each region

      4. 4.TABLE (1) (2) (3). . . . . . ....

    2. SCHEDULE 1A

      PERIODIC REVIEWS OF DISTRIBUTION OF MEPS

      1. Electoral Commission review and recommendation

        1. 1.(1) As soon as possible after 1st May in a...

      2. Exclusion or suspension of duties under paragraph 1

        1. 2.(1) The Commission may not take any step (or further...

      3. Implementation of Electoral Commission recommendation

        1. 3.(1) Where a recommendation under paragraph 1(3) is made to...

      4. Implementation of Electoral Commission recommendation

        1. 4.(1) If a motion for the approval of a draft...

      5. Exclusion or suspension of duties and powers under paragraph 3 or 4

        1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may not take any step...

      6. Supplementary

        1. 6.(1) In this Schedule— “ general election of MEPs ”...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      Transitional provisions

      1. 1.The repeal and re-enactment of provisions in this Act does...

      2. 2.Anything done, or having effect as if done, under or...

      3. 3.A reference, express or implied, in this Act, another enactment...

      4. 4.(1) A reference, express or implied, in any enactment, instrument...

      5. 5.Paragraphs 1 to 4 have effect in place of section...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential amendments

      1. 1.European Communities Act 1972 (c.68)

      2. 2.Juries Act 1974 (c. 23)

      3. 3.Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1974 (S.I. 1974/2143)

      4. 4.European Parliament (Pay and Pensions) Act 1979 (c. 50)

      5. 5.Broadcasting Act 1996 (c.55)

      6. 6.Government of Wales Act 1998 (c.38)

      7. 7.Scotland Act 1998 (c.46)

      8. 8.Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c.41)

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeals and revocations

    6. TABLE OF ORIGINS

      1. 1.Notes:

      2. 2.The following abbreviations are used in the Table:— Acts of...

      3. 3.The Table does not separately acknowledge the provisions of section...

      4. 4.Where the Act incorporates the effect of subordinate legislation, the...