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The Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2018

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (Amendment) Order 2018.

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

(3) Articles 2 and 4 of this Order have no effect in relation to any election in respect of which the notice of election(1) is published on or before the day of the coming in force of this Order.

Amendment of the Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017

2.—(1) Schedule 1 (the Combined Authority Mayoral Elections Rules) to the Combined Authority (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017(2) is amended as follows.

(2) In rule 8 (subscription of nomination paper), paragraph (7)—

(a)for the definition of “elector” substitute—

“elector” means a person entitled to vote as an elector at the combined authority mayoral election(3) and who is registered in the register of local government electors on the last day for the publication of notice of the election; and includes a person then shown in the register as below voting age if (but only if) it appears from the register that the person will be of voting age on the day fixed for the poll;

(b)for the definition of “local government elector” substitute—

“local government elector” means a person who is registered in the register of local government electors at an address within the constituent council’s area on the last day for the publication of the notice of election; and includes a person then shown in the register as below voting age if (but only if) it appears from the register that the person will be of voting age on the day fixed for the poll;

(3) In Part 9 (appendix of forms) for Form 1 (form of nomination paper) substitute—

3.—(1) Schedule 2 (modifications of Acts and statutory instrument) to the Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 3 (the Representation of the People Act 2000) after sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) Section 10 (pilot schemes for local elections in England and Wales) has effect as if—

(a)in subsection (2), for “Representation of the People Acts” there were substituted “Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”;

(b)in subsection (7), in paragraph (a) for “Representation of the People Acts” there were substituted “Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009”;

(c)in subsection (11) (definition of relevant local authority) after paragraph (a)(ii) there were inserted—

(iii)a combined authority established by an order under Part 6 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009..

(1B) Section 11 (revision of procedures in light of pilot schemes) has effect as if—

(a)in subsection (2), in paragraph (a) for “local government area” there were substituted “combined authority area”;

(b)in subsection (5), for “local government area” there were substituted “combined authority area”;

(c)in subsection (6), for “Rules made under section 36 of the 1983 Act (local elections in England and Wales)” there were substituted “An order made under paragraph 12 of Schedule 5B to the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (mayors for combined authority areas: further provision about elections). ”

4.—(1) Schedule 3 (Combined Authority Mayoral Election (Combination of Polls) Rules) to the Combined Authorities (Mayoral Elections) Order 2017 is amended as follows.

(2) In rule 8 (subscription of nomination paper), paragraph (7)—

(a)for the definition of “elector” substitute—

“elector” means a person entitled to vote as an elector at the combined authority mayoral election(4) and who is registered in the register of local government electors on the last day for the publication of notice of the election; and includes a person then shown in the register as below voting age if (and only if) it appears from the register that the person will be of voting age on the day fixed for the poll;

(b)for the definition of “local government elector” substitute—

“local government elector” means a person who is registered in the register of local government electors at an address within the constituent council’s area on the last day for the publication of the notice of election; and includes a person then shown in the register as below voting age if (but only if) it appears from the register that the person will be of voting age on the day fixed for the poll;

(3) In Part 9 (appendix of forms) for Form 1 (nomination paper) substitute—

David Lidington

Minister for the Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office

9th January 2018

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