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Representation of the People (Undue Influence) Bill


Representation of the People (Undue Influence) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to extend the concept of

undue influence; and for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Undue influence

(1)   

Section 115 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 is amended as follows.

(2)   

In subsection 2, after paragraph (b) there is inserted—

“(c)   

if, by systematic organisation or by contrivance, he directly or

indirectly engages in, or is party to, or benefits from, the

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practice of inducing or misleading an elector or proxy for an

elector, or electors generally, to vote for a political party or a

candidate for election to any office when his object is to

accumulate votes for a candidate whose objectives include—

(i)   

undermining the electoral system, or taking such steps

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as would have that effect, or

(ii)   

deliberately misleading the electorate as to the reasons

for voting for that candidate.”.

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Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Representation of the People (Undue Influence)

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Act 2010.

 

Bill 85                                                                                                 

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Representation of the People (Undue Influence) Bill

 
 

A

Bill

To Amend the Representation of the People Act 1983 to extend the concept of

undue influence; and for connected purposes. 

 

Presented by Mr William Cash

 
 

supported by

 
 

Mr Edward Leigh, Mr Iain Duncan Smith,

 
 

Mr Nigel Evans, Mr Andrew Turner,

 
 

Mr Charles Walker, Sir Nicholas Winterton,

 
 

Ann Winterton, Mr Peter Bone, Mr Brian Binley,

 
 

Philip Davies and Mark Pritchard.

 
 

Ordered, by The House of Commons,

 
 

to be Printed, 10 March 2010.

 
 

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