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3.—(1) Subject to article 4(1), a combined authority mayoral election shall be conducted in accordance with the rules set out in Schedule 1.
(2) The relevant provisions in the enactments referred to in paragraph (3) shall have effect in relation to the conduct of a combined authority mayoral election as they have effect in relation to the conduct of an election of councillors for any county electoral division or district ward subject to the modifications set out in paragraph (4).
(3) The enactments referred to in paragraph (2) are—
(a)the 1983 Act,
(b)the Representation of the People Act 1985,
(c)the Representation of the People Act 2000(1),
(d)the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(2),
(e)the Elections Regulations, and
(f)the Electoral Administration Act 2006(3).
(4) The modifications referred to in paragraph (2) are—
(a)references in the relevant provisions to “local government elections” shall be taken to include combined authority mayoral elections,
(b)references in the relevant provisions to a “candidate” shall be taken to include a candidate at a combined authority mayoral election,
(c)references in the relevant provisions to a “returning officer” shall be taken to include a combined authority returning officer,
(d)the other modifications set out in Schedule 2.
(5) In this article “relevant provisions” means the provisions which have effect in relation to the conduct of the election of councillors for any county electoral division or district ward.
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