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Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Overview of the Act

  3. Summary

    1. Part 1: Voting system for parliamentary elections

    2. Part 2: Parliamentary constituencies

    3. Background

      1. General

      2. Part 1: Voting system for parliamentary elections

      3. Part 2: Parliamentary constituencies

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Voting system for parliamentary elections

      1. Section 1: Referendum on the alternative vote system

      2. Section 2: Entitlement to vote in the referendum

      3. Section 3: Conduct of the referendum

      4. Section 4: Combination of poll

      5. Section 5: Press comment not subject to spending controls

      6. Section 6: Control of loans to permitted participants

      7. Section 7: Interpretation

      8. Section 8: Commencement or repeal of amending provisions

      9. Section 9: The alternative vote system: amendments

    2. Part 2: Parliamentary constituencies

      1. Section 10: Boundary Commissions: Reports

      2. Section 11: Number and distribution of seats

      3. Section 12: Boundary Commission proposals: publicity and consultation

      4. Section 13: National Assembly for Wales

      5. Section 14: Review of reduction in number of constituencies

    3. Part 3: Miscellaneous and General

    4. Schedule 1: Further provisions about the referendum

    5. Schedule 2: Rules for conduct of the referendum

    6. Schedule 3: Absent voting in the referendum

      1. Part 1 – Great Britain

      2. Part 2 –Northern Ireland

    7. Schedule 4: Application to the referendum of existing provisions

    8. Schedule 5: Combination of polls: England

    9. Schedule 6: Combination of polls: Wales

    10. Schedule 7: Combination of Polls: Scotland

    11. Schedule 8: Combination of Polls: Northern Ireland

    12. Schedule 9: Control of loans to permitted participants

    13. Schedule 10: The alternative vote system: further amendments

      1. Part 1: Amendments of the Parliamentary Elections Rules

      2. Part 2: Amendments of other provisions of the 1983 Act

      3. Part 3: Amendments of other enactments

    14. Schedule 11: Public hearings about Boundary Commissions Proposals

    15. Schedule 12: Repeals

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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