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A defamatory statement published by or on behalf of a candidate in any election to a local government authority [F1to the Scottish Parliament] or to Parliament shall not be deemed to be published on a privileged occasion on the ground that it is material to a question in issue in the election, whether or not the person by whom it is published is qualified to vote at the election.
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