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The European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal, Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

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PART 1Amendments to Acts

Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986

1.—(1) The Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In rule 5(2) of Schedule 2 for “boundaries of the electoral regions” to the end substitute “boundaries of the English regions specified in sub-paragraph (2A) as they exist on the most recent ordinary council-election day before the review date”.

(3) After rule 5(2) insert—

(2A) The English regions listed in column (1) of the Table below comprise the areas specified in column (2) of the Table (and a reference to an area specified in column (2) of the Table is to that area as it is for the time being).

Table
(1)(2)
Name of RegionArea included
East MidlandsCounty of Derby
County of Derbyshire
County of Leicester
County of Leicestershire
County of Lincolnshire
County of Northamptonshire
County of Nottingham
County of Nottinghamshire
County of Rutland
EasternCounty of Bedford
County of Central Bedfordshire
County of Cambridgeshire
County of Essex
County of Hertfordshire
County of Luton
County of Norfolk
County of Peterborough
County of Southend-on-Sea
County of Suffolk
County of Thurrock
LondonGreater London
North EastCounty of Darlington
County of Durham
County of Hartlepool
County of Middlesbrough
County of Northumberland
County of Redcar and Cleveland
County of Stockton-On-Tees
County of Tyne and Wear
North WestCounty of Blackburn with Darwen
County of Cheshire East
County of Cheshire West and Chester
County of Cumbria
County of Greater Manchester
County of Halton
County of Lancashire
County of Merseyside
County of Warrington
South EastCounty of Berkshire
County of Brighton and Hove
County of Buckinghamshire
County of East Sussex
County of Hampshire
County of Isle of Wight
County of Kent
County of the Medway Towns
County of Milton Keynes
County of Oxfordshire
County of Portsmouth
County of Southampton
County of Surrey
County of West Sussex
South WestCounty of Bath and North East Somerset
County of Bournemouth
County of the City of Bristol
County of Cornwall
County of Devon
County of Dorset
County of Gloucestershire
County of North Somerset
County of Plymouth
County of Poole
County of Somerset
County of South Gloucestershire
County of Swindon
County of Torbay
County of Wiltshire
Isles of Scilly
West MidlandsCounty of Herefordshire
County of Shropshire
County of Staffordshire
County of Stoke-on-Trent
County of Telford and Wrekin
County of Warwickshire
County of West Midlands
County of Worcestershire
Yorkshire and the HumberCounty of the City of Kingston upon Hull
County of the East Riding of Yorkshire
County of North East Lincolnshire
County of North Lincolnshire
County of North Yorkshire
County of South Yorkshire
County of West Yorkshire
County of York

(4) In paragraph 9 of Schedule 2A for the definition of “English region” substitute—

“English region” means a region specified in rule 5(2A) of Schedule 2 as the region existed on the day referred to in rule 5(2) of that Schedule;.

Reserve Forces Act 1996

2.  In section 125(a) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996(2) for “a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly or a Member of the European Parliament” substitute “or a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly”.

Greater London Authority Act 1999

3.  In section 25(1) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999(3)—

(a)after paragraph (a) insert “or”; and

(b)omit paragraphs (b) and (ba).

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

4.—(1) The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 28(8)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (a) insert “and”;

(b)omit paragraphs (c) and (d).

(3) In section 60(1) for the words “In relation to courts in any part of the United Kingdom, provision” substitute “Provision”.

(4) In section 88(2)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (cc) insert “or”;

(b)omit paragraphs (d) and (e).

(5) In section 92(7) for “(11)” substitute “(10)”.

(6) In section 162(4) for “subsections (3) and (3A)” substitute “subsection (3)”.

(7) In paragraph 2(1)(a) of Schedule 8A for sub-paragraph (ii) substitute—

(ii)a broadcast made by the British Broadcasting Corporation or by Sianel Pedwar Cymru, or.

(8) In Schedule 9, in each of the following provisions for “4, 5, 6, 7 or 8” substitute “5, 6 or 7”—

(a)paragraph 9(1)(a)(ii) and (b);

(b)paragraph 9(2)(a);

(c)paragraph 9(3)(b);

(d)paragraph 10(1)(b);

(e)paragraph 10(3)(b);

(f)paragraph 10(4)(a);

(g)paragraph 10(5);

(h)paragraph 11(1)(b);

(i)paragraph 11(3)(b);

(j)paragraph 11(5)(a)(i);

(k)paragraph 11(6).

(9) In the heading before paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 for “paragraphs 4 to 8” substitute “paragraphs 5 to 7”.

(10) In paragraph 11 of Schedule 9, in each of the following provisions for “4, 5, 7 or 8” substitute “5 or 7”—

(a)subparagraph (4);

(b)subparagraph (5)(a)(ii).

(11) In Schedule 10, in each of the following provisions for “4 to 8” substitute “5 to 7”—

(a)paragraph 9(1)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii);

(b)paragraph 9(2);

(c)paragraph 10(1)(b);

(d)paragraph 11(1)(a).

(12) In Schedule 10, in each of the following provisions for “4, 5, 6, 7 or 8” substitute “5, 6 or 7”—

(a)paragraph 9(3)(b);

(b)paragraph 10(3)(b);

(c)paragraph 10(4)(a);

(d)paragraph 10(5);

(e)paragraph 11(3)(b);

(f)paragraph 11(5)(a)(i);

(g)paragraph 11(6).

(13) In the heading before paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 for “paragraphs 4 to 8” substitute “paragraphs 5 to 7”.

(14) In paragraph 11 of Schedule 10, in each of the following provisions for “4, 5, 7 or 8” substitute “5 or 7”—

(a)subparagraph (4);

(b)subparagraph (5)(a)(ii).

(1)

1986 c. 56. Schedule 2 was substituted by section 11(1) and Schedule 2A was inserted by section 12(2) of, and Schedule 11 to, the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 (2011 c. 1).

(3)

1999 c. 29, relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2011/3048.

(4)

2000 c. 41. Schedule 8A was inserted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (c. 4), other relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/336.

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