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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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Accreditation notice

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19(1)In this Part of this Schedule, “accreditation notice”, in relation to a person (“P”) who is eligible to be an accredited campaigner, means a notice—

(a)identifying the recall petition to which it relates,

(b)stating whether P proposes to campaign for the success or failure of the petition,

(c)giving such further information as is required under sub-paragraph (3) in relation to P,

(d)naming an individual who is to exercise the functions conferred by or by virtue of this Act on the responsible person in relation to P, and

(e)signed by a person authorised under sub-paragraph (4) to sign it in relation to P.

(2)Sub-paragraph (1)(d)

(a)does not apply where P is a registered party but is not a minor party (see paragraph 21(1));

(b)may be complied with, where P is an individual, by naming P or another individual;

(c)may be complied with by naming the holder of an office.

(3)The further information mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(c) is as set out in the following table—

Where P is....The further information required is...
a registered party
(a)

the party’s registered name, and

(b)

the address of the party’s headquarters or, if it has no headquarters, the address to which communications to the party may be sent

an individual
(a)

the individual’s full name, and

(b)

the individual’s home address in the United Kingdom or, if he or she has no home address in the United Kingdom, his or her home address elsewhere

a company within paragraph 18(1)(d)
(a)

the company’s registered name,

(b)

the address of its registered office, and

(c)

its registered number

a trade union within paragraph 18(1)(e)
(a)

the name of the union as shown in the list kept under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 or the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/807 (N.I. 5)), and

(b)

the address of its head or main office, as shown in that list

a building society within paragraph 18(1)(f)
(a)

the name of the society, and

(b)

the address of its principal office

a limited liability partnership within paragraph 18(1)(g)
(a)

the partnership’s registered name, and

(b)

the address of its registered office

a friendly or other society within paragraph 18(1)(h)
(a)

the name of the society, and

(b)

the address of its registered office

an unincorporated association within paragraph 18(1)(i)
(a)

the name of the association, and

(b)

the address of its main office in the United Kingdom

(4)The persons authorised for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(e) to sign an accreditation notice are—

(a)where P is an individual, P;

(b)where P is a registered party, the responsible officers of the party (within the meaning of section 64 of PPERA 2000);

(c)where P is a body other than a registered party, the body’s secretary or a person who acts in a similar capacity in relation to the body.

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