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Recall of MPs Act 2015

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7Where and from when the recall petition may be signed

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(1)Where the petition officer for a constituency receives a Speaker’s notice, the officer must, as soon as reasonably practicable, designate—

(a)a place, or places, at which a recall petition is to be made available for signing, and

(b)a day from which the petition is to be made available for signing.

(2)A maximum of 10 places may be designated under subsection (1)(a).

(3)The petition officer must, in determining which place or places to designate under subsection (1)(a), seek to ensure—

(a)that all persons entitled to sign the recall petition have such reasonable facilities for signing it as are practicable in the circumstances, and

(b)that, so far as is reasonable and practicable, every place designated is accessible to disabled persons.

(4)The petition officer must designate under subsection (1)(b)

(a)the day which is the 10th working day after the day on which the officer received the Speaker’s notice, or

(b)if it is not reasonably practicable to designate that day, the first subsequent working day that it is reasonably practicable to designate.

(5)In this Act—

  • “the designated place or places” means the place or places designated under subsection (1)(a);

  • “the designated day” means the day designated under subsection (1)(b).

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