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House of Commons Hansard
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06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what provisions there are for a parish council to challenge a returning officer’s decision on the appropriate location of a polling station for (a) district and (b) general elections; and if she will make a statement. [125393]

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There is no statutory provision for challenging the decision of a returning officer on the appropriate location of a polling station for a district council election.

Section 18D of the Representation of the People Act 1983 allows a parish council to challenge a local authority’s decision on the location of a polling place within a parliamentary constituency following a statutory review, by making a representation to the Electoral Commission.