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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Summary election appeal: referral to relevant judge, etc.E

[F1[F260A.(1)The presiding officer for an election, having received notice of a summary election appeal, must without delay (and in any event within 48 hours of receiving the notice of appeal unless in the meantime written notice is given to withdraw the appeal)—

(a)refer the notice of appeal to the relevant judge,

(b)give a written notification to each candidate in the election,

(c)if any decision to which the appeal relates was made by a person other than the presiding officer, give a written notification to that person, and

(d)in the case of an appeal under Rule 58(1) or (2), give a written notification to the person whose nomination is the subject of the appeal.

(2)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(b) or (d) is entitled to make written representations to the relevant judge on a decision to which the appeal relates.

(3)The presiding officer is entitled to provide the relevant judge with a written explanation of the reasons for any decision made by the officer to which the appeal relates.

(4)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(c) is entitled to provide the relevant judge with a written explanation of the reasons for the decision which that person made.

(5)Representations under paragraph (2) or an explanation under paragraph (3) or (4) must be made within seven days of the referral of the notice of appeal.

(6)A notification under paragraph (1)(b), (c) or (d) must include an explanation of the entitlement to make representations or an explanation (as the case may be).

(7)The “relevant judge” is—

(a)the Dean of the Arches and Auditor, or

(b)if the Dean of the Arches and Auditor declines or is unable to act as such, the Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury or the Vicar-General of the Province of York, or

(c)if each of them declines or is unable to act as such, the chancellor of the diocese concerned.]]

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 3 rules 60-60C substituted for Sch. 3 rule 60 (15.7.2020) by The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2020 (S.I. 2020/406), paras. 1(3), 6

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