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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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Limit on petition expenditure: persons other than accredited campaigners

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2(1)The total petition expenses incurred during the recall petition period by or on behalf of a person who is not an accredited campaigner must not exceed £500.

(2)The following provisions of this paragraph apply where—

(a)at any time during the recall petition period any petition expenses are incurred by or on behalf of a person (“P”) in excess of the limit imposed by sub-paragraph (1), and

(b)P is not at that time an accredited campaigner.

(3)Where P is an individual, P commits an offence if P knew or ought reasonably to have known that the expenses would be incurred in excess of that limit.

(4)Where P is a body—

(a)P commits an offence, and

(b)any person who authorised the expenses to be incurred by or on behalf of P commits an offence if the person knew or ought reasonably to have known that the expenses would be incurred in excess of that limit.

(5)An offence under this paragraph is a corrupt practice.

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