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Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will amend electoral legislation to allow the words ‘the' and ‘candidate' to be used within the description of any political party candidate without an additional, specific description having to be registered under the Electoral Administration Act 2006. (128878)

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 amended the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 so as to make new provision for political parties to register up to 12 descriptions of no more than six words for use on its nomination papers or ballot papers.

The Government have no plans to amend electoral legislation in the way suggested.