128C Withdrawal of list of candidates

(1)

A secretary of a political party may, by giving signed notice, withdraw a list of candidates submitted under section 127.

(1A)

The notice must—

(a)

be in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; and

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

(2)

No withdrawal of a list of candidates under subsection (1) shall have any effect unless it is lodged with the Electoral Commission not later than noon on the date specified in the writ for the election of constituency candidates as the latest date for the nomination of constituency candidates.

(2A)

If a list of candidates is withdrawn under subsection (1), the deposit paid under section 127A must be returned to the party secretary, unless the party secretary submits another list of candidates in accordance with section 127.

(3)

Where a list of candidates is withdrawn under subsection (1), the party secretary may submit another list of candidates in accordance with section 127.

Section 128C: inserted, on 6 December 1995, by section 37 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 128C(1): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 66 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 128C(1A): inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 66 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 128C(2): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 128C(2): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 48(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 128C(2A): inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 48(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).