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The European Parliamentary Elections Regulations 2004

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General application in relation to local government elections in England and Wales

3.  In the application of these Regulations in relation to England and Wales, as respects local government elections—

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

“Assembly constituency” has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act (see section 2(4) and (5) of that Act);

“Authority election” means—

(a)

any election of the Mayor of London;

(b)

any election of a constituency member of the London Assembly; or

(c)

the election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election;

“constituency member”, in relation to the London Assembly, has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act;

“election of a constituency member of the London Assembly” means—

(a)

any such election at an ordinary election; or

(b)

an election under section 10 of the 1999 Act (election to fill a vacancy in an Assembly constituency);

“election of the Mayor of London” means—

(a)

any such election at an ordinary election; or

(b)

an election under section 10 of the 1999 Act (election to fill a vacancy in the office of Mayor of London);

“electoral area” means—

(a)

any electoral division or ward or, in the case of a parish or community in which there are no wards, the parish or community, for which the election of councillors is held under the local government Act;

(b)

Greater London, in the case of—

(i)

any election of the Mayor of London; or

(ii)

the election of the London members of the London Assembly at an ordinary election;

(c)

any Assembly constituency for which the election of a constituency member of the London Assembly is held;

“local authority” means the Greater London Authority, a county council, a county borough council, a district council, a London borough council or a parish or community council;

“local government Act” means the Local Government Act 1972(1);

“local government area” means Greater London, a county, county borough, London borough, district, parish or community;

“local government election” means—

(a)

the election of councillors for any electoral area; or

(b)

any Authority election; and

“London member”, in relation to the London Assembly, has the same meaning as in the 1999 Act.

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