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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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1(1)This Schedule regulates expenditure in relation to recall petitions.

(2)Part 2 limits the amount of petition expenses that may be incurred during the recall petition period—

(a)by or on behalf of persons who are not accredited campaigners, and

(b)by or on behalf of accredited campaigners.

(3)Part 3 imposes further controls on the petition expenses of accredited campaigners.

(4)Part 4 defines “petition expense”.

(5)Part 5 defines “accredited campaigner” and identifies the responsible person in relation to an accredited campaigner.

(6)Part 6 contains supplementary provision, including—

(a)provision about offences under this Schedule which are a corrupt or illegal practice, and

(b)provision applying the definitions of “registered party”, “minor party” and certain other expressions used in PPERA 2000.

(7)In this Schedule, “the recall petition period”, in relation to a recall petition, means the period—

(a)beginning with the day after that on which the Speaker’s notice is given, and

(b)ending with the day on which the petition officer—

(i)receives a notice under section 13(6) (early termination of recall petition process), or

(ii)gives a notice under section 14(2)(b) (determination of whether recall petition successful).

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