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Synodical Government Measure 1969

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Full election appeal: referral to bishop’s council and standing committeeE

[F1[F261A.(1)Where notice of a full election appeal is given, the person to whom it is given must without delay (and in any event within 48 hours of receiving it unless in the meantime written notice is given to withdraw the appeal)—

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

(b)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

(c)refer the notice to the bishop’s council and standing committee.

(2)Where a purported notice of a full election appeal is given out of time, the person to whom it is given must without delay (and in any event within 48 hours of receiving it unless in the meantime written notice is given to withdraw the appeal)—

(a)give a written notification to each person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) and (b), and

(b)refer the purported notice to the bishop’s council and standing committee.

(3)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(a) is entitled to make written representations to the panel appointed under Rule 61C(1) on a decision to which the appeal relates.

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

(5)A person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (1)(b) is entitled to provide that panel with a written explanation of the reasons for the decision which that person made.

(6)Representations under paragraph (3) or an explanation under paragraph (4) or (5) must be made within 28 days of referral of the notice of appeal.

(7)The presiding officer and any person to whom a notification is given under paragraph (2)(a) are each entitled to make written representations to the panel appointed under Rule 61C(2) on the question of whether the panel should consider the appeal.

(8)Representations under paragraph (7) must be made within seven days of the notification under paragraph (2)(a) being given.

(9)A notification under paragraph (1)(a) or (b) or (2)(a) must include an explanation of the entitlement to make representations or an explanation (as the case may be).

(10)Once a notice is referred under this Rule, the appellant may withdraw it only with the consent of the panel appointed under Rule 61C to decide the matter.]]

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F2Sch. 3 rules 61-61H substituted for Sch. 3 rule 61 (15.7.2020) by The Church Representation Rules (Amendment) Resolution 2020 (S.I. 2020/406), paras. 1(3), 7

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