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Municipal Elections (Ballot Papers)

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 19 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in order to avoid confusion at municipal elections, he will introduce legislation to enable candidates who so desire to state their political party after their name on the ballot paper.

No, Sir. Parliament took a contrary decision only last year, in enacting the provisions of the Representation of the People Act which prohibit the use of party labels on nomination papers and consequently on ballot papers.