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The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designation of Police Area Returning Officers) Order 2015

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designation of Police Area Returning Officers) Order 2015.

(2) It comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

(3) In this Order “police area” means a police area listed in Schedule 1 to the Police Act 1996 (police areas outside London)(1).

Designation of police area returning officers

2.—(1) This article designates for the purposes of section 54(1)(b) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (returning officers etc) the person who is to be the police area returning officer for a police area in England listed in the table in Schedule 1 and the person who is to be the police area returning officer for a police area in Wales listed in the table in Schedule 2.

(2) In respect of a police area in England listed in the left-hand column of the table in Schedule 1, the police area returning officer is to be the person who is the acting returning officer for the corresponding parliamentary constituency listed in the right-hand column (being a constituency falling wholly or partly within that police area).

(3) In respect of a police area in Wales listed in the left-hand column of the table in Schedule 2, the police area returning officer is to be the person who is the acting returning officer for the corresponding parliamentary constituency listed in the right-hand column (being a constituency falling wholly or partly within that police area).

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3.  So far as it would relate to an election of a police and crime commissioner the poll for which takes place on or after 1st May 2016, the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designation of Police Area Returning Officers) (No. 2) Order 2012(2) is revoked.

Signed by the authority of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

John Penrose

Minister of State

Cabinet Office

14th December 2015

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