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11.—(1) Section 42 (limitation of expenses at an election) is amended as follows.
(2) For the heading substitute “Limitation of election expenses”.
(3) In subsection (1) for “, and for a candidate” to the end of that subsection substitute “. This subsection does not apply at a local election.”.
(4) After subsection (1) insert—
“(1ZA) The election expenses incurred by or on behalf of a candidate at a local election must not in the aggregate exceed the maximum amount specified in subsection (1ZB).
(1ZB) The maximum amount is £600 together with 5p for every entry in the register of electors.”.
(5) In subsection (1A) for “(1)” substitute “(1ZA)”.
(6) After subsection (6) insert—
“(7) Where at a local election a poll is countermanded or abandoned by reason of a candidate’s death, the maximum amount of election expenses shall, for any of the other candidates who remain validly nominated, be twice or, if there has been a previous increase under this subsection, three times what it would have been but for any increase under this subsection; but the maximum amount shall not be affected for any candidate by any change in timing.”.
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