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The Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000

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2.—(1) In these Rules, unless the context indicates otherwise—

“the 1983 Act” means the Representation of the People Act 1983(1);

“the 1999 Act” means the Greater London Authority Act 1999;

“the appropriate form” in relation to a particular rule, means the form set out in the Forms Schedule and indicated as applicable to that rule; or where more than one form is so set out, the form indicated as relevant to the particular case;

“candidate” means a candidate to be the Mayor;

“constituency” means an Assembly constituency;(2);

CRO” means a constituency returning officer within the meaning of Part I of the 1999 Act (see section 24 of that Act and section 35(2B) of the 1983 Act(3));

“election” means an election for the return of the Mayor;

“Forms Schedule” means Schedule 5 to the Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000;

GLRO” (Greater London returning officer)—

(a)

in relation to the first ordinary election, means the person, or a person of the description, designated by order under section 3(4) of the 1999 Act as the returning officer at the elections of the Mayor and of the London members;

(b)

in relation to any other election, has the same meaning as in Part I (Greater London Authority) of the 1999 Act(4); and

“Mayor” means the Mayor of London.

(2) References in these Rules—

(a)to the GLRO include references to any person appointed by him under subsection (4) of section 35 (returning officers: local elections in England and Wales)(5) of the 1983 Act; and

(b)to the CRO include references to any person appointed by him under that subsection.

(3) Other expressions used both in these Rules and in Part I (the Greater London Authority) of the 1999 Act have the same meaning in these Rules as they have in that Part.

(1)

1983 c. 2. Relevant amendments are made by the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29), Schedule 3, paragraph 3.

(2)

See S.I. 1999/3380.

(3)

Section 35(2B) was inserted by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, Schedule 3, paragraph 3. See rule 5 of the Greater London Authority Elections Rules 2000 for particular duties of a CRO at an election for the return of the Mayor.

(4)

See the definition of “proper officer” in section 202 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 which was substituted by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, Schedule 3, paragraph 38.

(5)

Relevant amendments are made by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, Schedule 3, paragraph 3.

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