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(1)In section 3(1) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Parliament to be dissolved on 17th working day before polling day), for “17th” substitute “25th”.
(2)Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (parliamentary elections rules) is amended in accordance with subsections (3) to (5).
(3)In the Timetable in rule 1, in the entry relating to “Polling”, in column 3 (polling day for by-election to be on 9th to 11th day after last day for delivery of nomination papers)—
(a)for “ninth” substitute “17th”, and
(b)for “eleventh” substitute “19th”.
(4)In rule 30(3) (notice of appointment of polling and counting agents to be given no later than the second day before the poll), for “second” substitute “5th”.
(5)In rules 61(9), 63(9) and 64(6) (where election candidate dies, fresh poll to be held 15 to 19 days after day on which election writ treated as received)—
(a)for “15” substitute “21”, and
(b)for “19” substitute “27”.
(6)In Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/2599 (N.I.)), in the entry for rule 30, omit the words in the second column.
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