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The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

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43.—(1) Section 130(1) (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) after the entry for “statutory provisions” insert—

“universal service provider” has the same meaning as in the Postal Services Act 2000(2);.

(3) For subsection (3) substitute—

(3) In Parts 6, 9 and 10 and Schedules 8 and 9 the expression “candidate” in relation to a local election (except where the context otherwise requires) is to be construed in accordance with subsection (3A).

(3A) A person (“P”) becomes a candidate at a local election—

(a)on the last day for publication of the notice of the election if on or before that day P is declared by himself or herself or by others to be a candidate at the election, and

(b)otherwise, on the day on which P is so declared by himself or herself or by others or on which P is nominated as a candidate at the election (whichever is the earlier)..

(1)

Section 130 was amended by the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (c.20) (N.I.); the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (c.26) (N.I.); S.I. 1972/1264 (N.I. 13); S.I. 1985/454; S.I. 1987/168; Schedule 3 to the Elected Authorities (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 (c. 3); S.I. 1995/1948; S.I. 2001/417; and, in relation to the definition of “Minister” and “Ministry”, the functions of the Minister and Ministry of Home Affairs were transferred to the Secretary of State by S.I. 1973/2163.

(2)

2000 c. 26; section 4 of that Act makes provision for the meaning of universal service provider.

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