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Government of Wales Act 2006

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8Calculation of electoral region figures

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(1)This section and section 9 are about the return of Assembly regional members for an electoral region at a general election.

(2)The person who is to be returned as the Assembly constituency member for each Assembly constituency in the Assembly electoral region is to be determined before it is determined who are to be returned as the Assembly regional members for the Assembly electoral region.

(3)For each registered political party by which a list of candidates has been submitted for the Assembly electoral region—

(a)there is to be added together the number of electoral region votes given for the party in the Assembly constituencies included in the Assembly electoral region, and

(b)the number arrived at under paragraph (a) is then to be divided by the aggregate of one and the number of candidates of the party returned as Assembly constituency members for any of those Assembly constituencies.

(4)For each individual candidate to be an Assembly regional member for the Assembly electoral region there is to be added together the number of electoral region votes given for the candidate in the Assembly constituencies included in the Assembly electoral region.

(5)The number arrived at—

(a)in the case of a registered political party, under subsection (3)(b), or

(b)in the case of an individual candidate, under subsection (4),

is referred to in this Act as the electoral region figure for that party or individual candidate.

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