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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

    1. 1.How an MP becomes subject to a recall petition process

    2. 2.The first and third recall conditions: further provision

    3. 3.The first and third recall conditions: expiry of appeal period

    4. 4.The first and third recall conditions: courts to notify the Speaker

    5. 5.Speaker’s notice that first, second or third recall condition has been met

  3. Conduct of the recall petition process

    1. 6.Petition officers

    2. 7.Where and from when the recall petition may be signed

    3. 8.Notice of petition to be sent to registered electors

    4. 9.Recall petition to be made available for signing

    5. 10.Persons entitled to sign a recall petition

    6. 11.How entitlement to sign a recall petition is to be exercised

    7. 12.Double signing

  4. Early termination of recall petition process

    1. 13.Early termination of recall petition process

  5. Outcome of recall petition

    1. 14.Determination of whether recall petition successful

    2. 15.Effect of successful petition

  6. Financial controls

    1. 16.Expenses, donations and reporting

    2. 17.Loans

  7. Final provisions

    1. 18.Power to make further provision about conduct of a recall petition etc

    2. 19.Performance of the Speaker’s functions by others

    3. 20.Minor and consequential amendments

    4. 21.Regulations

    5. 22.Interpretation

    6. 23.Extent

    7. 24.Commencement

    8. 25.Short title

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Petition officers

      1. 1.Petition officer’s general duty

      2. 2.Performance of petition officer’s functions: delegation, assistance etc

      3. 3.Expenditure

      4. 4.Taxation of petition officer’s account

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Alteration of registers of parliamentary electors

      1. 1.Part 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983...

      2. 2.In section 13 (publication of registers), in subsection (5)(b), for...

      3. 3.(1) Section 13A (alteration of registers) is amended as follows....

      4. 4.(1) Section 13AB (alteration of registers: interim publication dates) is...

      5. 5.(1) Section 13B (alteration of registers: pending elections), as it...

      6. 6.(1) Section 13BA (alteration of registers in Northern Ireland: pending...

      7. 7.Before section 13C, insert— Alteration of registers: recall petition (1) This section applies if— (a) a Speaker’s notice is...

      8. 8.(1) Section 56 (registration appeals: England and Wales) is amended...

      9. 9.(1) Section 58 (registration appeals: Northern Ireland) is amended as...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Regulation of expenditure

      1. PART 1 Introduction

        1. 1.Overview

      2. PART 2 Limits on expenditure

        1. 2.Limit on petition expenditure: persons other than accredited campaigners

        2. 3.Limit on petition expenditure: accredited campaigners

        3. 4.Expenses incurred by persons acting in concert

        4. 5.Expenses incurred before the recall petition period

        5. 6.Notional petition expenses

        6. 7.Petition expenses incurred before becoming an accredited campaigner

      3. PART 3 Petition expenses of accredited campaigners: general controls

        1. 8.Restriction on incurring petition expenses

        2. 9.Restriction on payments in respect of petition expenses

        3. 10.Restrictions on payment of claims in respect of petition expenses

        4. 11.Payment of claims in respect of petition expenses: application for leave to pay late claims

        5. 12.Disputed claims

      4. PART 4 Meaning of “petition expense”

        1. 13.Meaning of “petition expense”

        2. 14.List of matters

        3. 15.General exclusions

        4. 16.Guidance

      5. PART 5 Accredited campaigners and responsible persons

        1. 17.Meaning of “accredited campaigner”

        2. 18.Eligibility to be an accredited campaigner

        3. 19.Accreditation notice

        4. 20.Notice of alteration

        5. 21.The responsible person

        6. 22.Duty of petition officer to publish information about accredited campaigners

      6. PART 6 Final provisions

        1. 23.Power to alter meaning of “petition expense”

        2. 24.Power to alter certain financial limits

        3. 25.Corrupt and illegal practices

        4. 26.Application of defined terms in PPERA 2000

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Control of donations to accredited campaigners

      1. PART 1 Introduction and interpretation

        1. 1.Operation of Schedule and meaning of “accredited campaigner” and “relevant donation” etc

        2. 2.Donations: general rules

        3. 3.Sponsorship

        4. 4.Payments etc not to be regarded as donations

        5. 5.Value of donations

        6. 6.Meaning of “permissible donor”

        7. 7.Return of donations

        8. 8.Power to alter certain financial limits

      2. PART 2 Control of donations

        1. 9.Prohibition on accepting donations from impermissible or unidentifiable donors

        2. 10.Donations treated as received or not received from permissible donors

        3. 11.Meaning of “exempt trust donation” in paragraph 10

        4. 12.Donations made on behalf of other persons

        5. 13.Duty to verify identity of donor

        6. 14.Duty to return donations from impermissible donors

        7. 15.Duty to return donations from unidentifiable donors

        8. 16.Circumstances in which donations treated as accepted or received

        9. 17.Forfeiture of donations made by impermissible or unidentifiable donors

        10. 18.Appeal against order under paragraph 17

        11. 19.Supplementary provision about orders under paragraph 17 or 18

        12. 20.Evasion of restrictions on donations

        13. 21.Further provision about offences under this Schedule

        14. 22.Application of defined terms in PPERA 2000

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Recall petition returns

      1. 1.Recall petition returns

      2. 2.Statements and accompanying documents relating to petition expenses

      3. 3.Statement and accompanying documents relating to relevant donations accepted

      4. 4.Statement relating to relevant donations received from impermissible or unidentifiable donors

      5. 5.Declaration of responsible person as to return

      6. 6.Delivery of return etc to petition officer and supplementary returns

      7. 7.Offences relating to return

      8. 8.Onward delivery of returns to Electoral Commission

      9. 9.Inspection of returns and accompanying documents

      10. 10.Application of certain provisions of Schedule 3

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. 1.Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2)

      2. 2.Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)

      3. 3.(1) Part 1 (the Electoral Commission) is amended as follows....

      4. 4.(1) Part 2 (registration of political parties) is amended as...

      5. 5.(1) Part 5 (control of campaign expenditure) is amended as...

      6. 6.(1) Part 6 (controls relating to third party national election...

      7. 7.(1) Part 9 (reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations)...

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