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The Greater London Authority Elections (Amendment) Rules 2001

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PART IAMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUENCY MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

1.  In rule 3 (timetable), in the Timetable set out in paragraph (1), for the entry in the second column applicable to the last entry in the first column (polling), substitute “Between the hours of 7 in the morning and 10 at night on the day of election.”.

2.  In rule 6 (nomination of candidates and nomination papers), for paragraphs (3) to (6), substitute—

(3) The description, if any, which may not comprise more than six words, must consist of either—

(a)that authorised as mentioned in paragraph (4); or

(b)the word “Independent”.

(4) A nomination paper may not include a description of a candidate that is likely to lead voters to associate the candidate with a registered political party unless—

(a)the party is a qualifying party in relation to the electoral area; and

(b)the description is authorised by a certificate—

(i)issued by or on behalf of the registered nominating officer of the party, and

(ii)received by the CRO before the last time for the delivery of nomination papers.

(5) A person shall be guilty of a corrupt practice if he fraudulently purports to be authorised to issue a certificate under paragraph (4) on behalf of a registered political party’s nominating officer.

(6) In this rule, “registered political party” means a party which was registered under Part II (registration of political parties) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 at the time by which the notice of election is required to be published by virtue of rule 1 (“the relevant time”), and a registered political party is a qualifying party in relation to an electoral area if, at the relevant time, it was registered in respect of England in the Great Britain register maintained under that Part.(1).

PART IIAMENDMENT OF THE LONDON MEMBERS ELECTION RULES

1.  In rule 2 (interpretation), in paragraph (1), in the definitions of “party list” and “registered party”, for “registered under the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998”, substitute “registered under Part II (registration of political parties) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000”.

2.  In rule 3 (timetable), in the Timetable set out in paragraph (1), for the entry in the second column applicable to the last entry in the first column (polling), substitute “Between the hours of 7 in the morning and 10 at night on the day of election.”.

3.  In rule 6 (nomination of candidates and nomination papers: individual candidates), for paragraphs (3) to (6), substitute—

(3) The description, if any, which may not comprise more than six words, must consist of either—

(a)that authorised as mentioned in paragraph (4); or

(b)the word “Independent”.

(4) A nomination paper may not include a description of a candidate that is likely to lead voters to associate the candidate with a registered party unless—

(a)the party is a qualifying party in relation to the electoral area; and

(b)the description is authorised by a certificate—

(i)issued by or on behalf of the registered nominating officer of the party, and

(ii)received by the GLRO before the last time for the delivery of nomination papers.

(5) A person shall be guilty of a corrupt practice if he fraudulently purports to be authorised to issue a certificate under paragraph (4) on behalf of a registered party’s nominating officer.

(6) For the purposes of this rule, a registered party is a qualifying party in relation to an electoral area if, at the time by which the notice of election is required to be published by virtue of rule 1, it was registered in respect of England in the Great Britain register maintained under that Part..

4.  In rule 7 (nomination of parties and nomination papers: list candidates), omit paragraphs (2) and (3).

PART IIIAMENDMENT OF THE MAYORAL ELECTION RULES

1.  In rule 3 (timetable), in the Timetable set out in paragraph (1), for the entry in the second column applicable to the last entry in the first column (polling), substitute “Between the hours of 7 in the morning and 10 at night on the day of election.”.

2.  In rule 6 (nomination of candidates and nomination papers), for paragraphs (4) to (7), substitute—

(4) The description, if any, which may not comprise more than six words, must consist of either—

(a)that authorised as mentioned in paragraph (5); or

(b)the word “Independent”.

(5) A nomination paper may not include a description of a candidate that is likely to lead voters to associate the candidate with a registered political party unless—

(a)the party is a qualifying party in relation to the electoral area; and

(b)the description is authorised by a certificate—

(i)issued by or on behalf of the registered nomination officer of the party, and

(ii)received by the GLRO before the last time for the delivery of nomination papers.

(6) A person shall be guilty of a corrupt practice if he fraudulently purports to be authorised to issue a certificate under paragraph (5) on behalf of a registered political party’s nominating officer.

(7) In this rule, “registered political party” means a party which was registered under Part II (registration of political parties) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 at the time by which the notice of election is required to be published by virtue of rule 1 (“the relevant time”); and a registered political party is a qualifying party in relation to an electoral area if, at the relevant time, it was registered in respect of England in the Great Britain register maintained under that Part..

PART IVAMENDMENT OF THE FORMS SCHEDULE

1.  In Form 2 (London member (party list) candidates), omit—

”.

2.  In Form 10 (elector’s official poll card), for the line below “Polling hours”, substitute “7 a.m. to 10 p.m.”, and omit the words in italics.

3.  In Form 11 (proxy’s official poll card), for “The poll will be open from *[8 a.m. to 9 p.m.] [7 a.m. to 9 p.m.]”, and the words in italics in the two following sentences, substitute “The poll will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.”.

4.  For Form 17 (election agent’s declaration as to election expenses(2), substitute the following—

”.

5.  For Form 18 (list candidate’s declaration as to election expenses(3), substitute the following—

”.

(2)

Form 17 was added by S.I. 2000/1040.

(3)

Form 18 was added by S.I. 2000/1040.

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