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7(1)Where, on being asked under paragraphs 3 to 5 by the returning officer, a person whose name appears on the qualifying party's list of candidates provides the statement and certificate referred to in paragraph 3(2)(a) and (b), the returning officer must—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)declare in writing that person to be returned as an MEP, and
(b)prepare a statement containing the information specified in sub-paragraph (2).
(2)The statement must specify—
(a)the total number of valid votes (as notified to the returning officer) given to each registered party at the general election of members of the European Parliament held on 4 June 2009, and
(b)the number of votes which each party to which a seat has been allocated had after the application of subsections (5) to (9) of section 2 of the 2002 Act (including that section as applied by section 17(1)) at any stage when a seat was allocated to the party.
(3)The returning officer must—
(a)give public notice of a declaration given and a statement prepared under this paragraph, and
(b)send a copy of the notice and statement to the Secretary of State.
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