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The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

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5.  After section 37(1) (default in appointing election agent) insert—

Control of donations to candidates at local elections

37A.(1) In the case of any candidate (“C”) at a local election, any money or other property provided (whether as a gift or loan)—

(a)by any person other than C or C’s election agent, and

(b)for the purpose of meeting election expenses incurred by or on behalf of C,

must be provided to C or C’s election agent.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to any money or other property so provided for the purpose of meeting any such expenses which may be lawfully paid by a person other than C or C’s election agent.

(3) Schedule 3A has effect for the purpose of controlling donations to candidates.

(4) In this section and that Schedule “property” includes any description of property, and references to the provision of property accordingly include the supply of goods..

(1)

Section 37 was amended by S.I. 1972/1264 (N.I.15) and S.I. 1987/168.

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