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In Schedule 6 to the 1998 Act (which makes certain provision about standing orders), after paragraph 4 insert—“Votes in vacancy
5The standing orders may include provision enabling a right to vote in the Assembly which could have been exercised but for a vacancy in the membership of the Assembly to be exercisable in such manner as is so provided.”
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