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The Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000

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Notification of vacancy

56.—(1) As soon as the office of a London member who was returned from a registered party’s list becomes vacant, the GLRO shall simultaneously give or send to—

(a)the party’s nominating officer; and

(b)the person whose name would, in accordance with subsection (6) of section 11 of the 1999 Act (filling a vacancy among the London members) (and on the assumption that he satisfies the conditions in subsection (4)), be so notified,

written notice (“paragraph (1) notice”) of the matters specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The matters specified in this paragraph are—

(a)the vacancy;

(b)that the nominating officer may, by notice in writing delivered to the GLRO not later than one month after the date of the paragraph (1) notice, give the notice referred to in subsection (5)(b) of section 11 of the 1999 Act; and

(c)that the person must, by notice in writing delivered to the GLRO not later than one month after the date of the paragraph (1) notice, indicate whichever of the following apply to him—

(i)that he is willing to serve as a London member (“notice of willingness”);

(ii)that he is not willing to serve as a London member; and

(iii)that he is a dual candidate.

(3) The GLRO shall not notify the Chair of the Assembly as mentioned in section 11(3) of the 1999 Act until—

(a)the period mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) has elapsed; and

(b)he has received a notice of willingness; and

(c)if the person by whom notice of willingness has been given is a dual candidate, the result of the election at which he is a Mayoral or constituency member candidate has been declared.

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