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Government of Wales Act 2006

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7Candidates at general elections

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(1)At a general election a person may not be a candidate to be the Assembly constituency member for more than one Assembly constituency.

(2)Any registered political party may submit a list of candidates for return as Assembly regional members for a particular Assembly electoral region at a general election.

(3)The list must be submitted to the regional returning officer.

(4)The list must not include more than twelve persons (but may include only one).

(5)The list must not include a person—

(a)who is included on any other list submitted for the Assembly electoral region or any list submitted for another Assembly electoral region,

(b)who is an individual candidate to be an Assembly regional member for the Assembly electoral region or another Assembly electoral region, or

(c)who is a candidate to be the Assembly constituency member for an Assembly constituency.

(6)A person may not be an individual candidate to be an Assembly regional member for the Assembly electoral region if that person is—

(a)included on a list submitted by a registered political party for the Assembly electoral region or another Assembly electoral region,

(b)an individual candidate to be an Assembly regional member for another Assembly electoral region, or

(c)a candidate to be the Assembly constituency member for an Assembly constituency.

(7)In this Act “regional returning officer”, in relation to an Assembly electoral region, means the person designated as the regional returning officer for the Assembly electoral region in accordance with an order under section 13.

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