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Political Impartiality

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what grades of official in his Department may not stand as candidates in (a) local and (b) general elections. (289550)

The rules for civil servants wishing to undertake political activity are set by the Cabinet Office and can be found in the Civil Service Management Code on the civil service website:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/work/codes/index.aspx