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Political Parties and Elections Bill


 

Political Parties and Elections Bill

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

The Electoral Commission

Functions of Electoral Commission

1   

Compliance with controls imposed by the 2000 Act etc

2   

Investigatory powers of Commission

3   

Civil sanctions

Electoral Commissioners etc

4   

Selection of prospective Electoral Commissioners and Commission chairman

5   

Four Electoral Commissioners to be persons put forward by parties

6   

Number of Electoral Commissioners

7   

Political restrictions on Electoral Commissioners and staff

8   

Education about systems of government and EU institutions

Part 2

Political donations etc and expenditure

Donations

9   

Declaration as to source of donation

10   

Defence to charge of failing to return donation from impermissible donor

Offences

11   

“Reasonable excuse” in relation to certain offences under the 2000 Act

Responsible persons and compliance officers

12   

Control of donations to members associations: responsible persons

13   

Control of donations to holders of elective office: compliance officers

14   

Control of loans etc to members associations: responsible persons

15   

Control of loans etc to holders of elective office: compliance officers

16   

Person may not be “responsible person” for more than one third party

 

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Unincorporated associations

17   

Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations making political

contributions

Thresholds

18   

Increased thresholds in relation to donations etc

Election expenses

19   

Limitation of pre-candidacy election expenses for certain general elections

20   

Election expenses: guidance by Commission

Part 3

Elections

21   

Election falling within canvass period

22   

Candidate at parliamentary election may withhold home address from

publication

23   

Disposal of election documents in Scotland

24   

Filling vacant European Parliament seats in Northern Ireland

25   

Returning officers for elections to the European Parliament

Part 4

Electoral registration

Co-ordinated on-line record of electors

26   

Establishment of corporation sole to be CORE keeper

27   

Use of CORE information

Identifying information

28   

Voluntary provision of identifying information

29   

Regulations amending or supplementing section 28

30   

Report by Electoral Commission on provision of identifying information

31   

Obligatory provision of identifying information

32   

Provision supplementing section 31

Data schemes

33   

Schemes for provision of data to registration officers

34   

Schemes under section 33: proposals, consultation and evaluation

Interpretation

35   

Meaning of expressions relating to registration

 
 

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Part 5

General

36   

Meaning of “the 1983 Act” and “the 2000 Act”

37   

Amendments and repeals

38   

Transitional provision

39   

Money

40   

Extent

41   

Commencement

42   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Investigatory powers of Commission: Schedule to be inserted

into the 2000 Act

Schedule 2   —   

Civil sanctions: Schedule to be inserted into the 2000 Act

Schedule 3   —   

Declaration as to source of donation

Schedule 4   —   

Reports of gifts received by unincorporated associations

making political contributions: Schedule to be inserted into the

2000 Act

Schedule 5   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 6   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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