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Political Parties and Elections Act 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The Electoral Commission

    1. Functions of Electoral Commission

      1. 1.Compliance with controls imposed by the 2000 Act etc

      2. 2.Investigatory powers of Commission

      3. 3.Civil sanctions

    2. Electoral Commissioners etc

      1. 4.Selection of prospective Electoral Commissioners and Commission chairman

      2. 5.Four Electoral Commissioners to be persons put forward by parties

      3. 6.Number of Electoral Commissioners

      4. 7.Political restrictions on Electoral Commissioners and staff

      5. 8.Education about systems of government and EU institutions

  3. Part 2 Political donations etc and expenditure

    1. Donations etc

      1. 9.Declaration as to source of donation

      2. 10.Non-resident donors etc

      3. 11.Non-resident lenders etc

      4. 12.Defence to charge of failing to return donation from impermissible donor

    2. Offences

      1. 13.“Reasonable excuse” in relation to certain offences under the 2000 Act

    3. Responsible persons and compliance officers

      1. 14.Control of donations to members associations: responsible persons

      2. 15.Control of donations to holders of elective office: compliance officers

      3. 16.Control of loans etc to members associations: responsible persons

      4. 17.Control of loans etc to holders of elective office: compliance officers

      5. 18.Person may not be “responsible person” for more than one third party

    4. Unincorporated associations

      1. 19.Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making political contributions

    5. Thresholds

      1. 20.Increased thresholds in relation to donations etc

    6. Election expenses

      1. 21.Limitation of pre-candidacy election expenses for certain general elections

      2. 22.Election expenses: guidance by Commission

  4. Part 3 Elections

    1. 23.Election falling within canvass period

    2. 24.Candidate at parliamentary election may withhold home address from publication

    3. 25.Disposal of election documents in Scotland

    4. 26.Filling vacant European Parliament seats in Northern Ireland

    5. 27.Returning officers for elections to the European Parliament

  5. Part 4 Electoral registration

    1. Co-ordinated on-line record of electors

      1. 28.Establishment of corporation sole to be CORE keeper

      2. 29.Use of CORE information

    2. Identifying information

      1. 30.Voluntary provision of identifying information

      2. 31.Regulations amending or supplementing section 30

      3. 32.Report by Electoral Commission on provision of identifying information

      4. 33.Obligatory provision of identifying information

      5. 34.Provision supplementing section 33

    3. Data schemes

      1. 35.Schemes for provision of data to registration officers

      2. 36.Schemes under section 35: proposals, consultation and evaluation

    4. Interpretation

      1. 37.Meaning of expressions relating to registration

  6. Part 5 General

    1. 38.Meaning of “the 1983 Act” and “the 2000 Act”

    2. 39.Amendments and repeals

    3. 40.Transitional provision

    4. 41.Money

    5. 42.Extent

    6. 43.Commencement

    7. 44.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Investigatory powers of Commission: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

    2. Schedule 2

      Civil sanctions: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

    3. Schedule 3

      Declaration as to source of donation

    4. Schedule 4

      Declaration as to whether residence etc condition satisfied

    5. Schedule 5

      Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making political contributions: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

    6. Schedule 6

      Minor and consequential amendments

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals

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