Electoral System in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Rowe, ex parte Mainwaring
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 24 Marzo 1992

    Some consideration was given during argument to the standard of proof required to establish a breach of the subsection. If a person is found guilty of a corrupt practice under section 115 he is liable to be prosecuted on indictment. Furthermore he may be the subject of severe electoral disqualifications under section 160(4). If there is a prosecution there is no doubt that the case must be proved to the criminal standard of proof.

  • Gough v Local Sunday Newspapers (North) Ltd and Another (No. 2); Field v Local Sunday Newspapers (North) Ltd (No.2)
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 01 Marzo 2002

    Mr Gough was directly involved in the decision to make the application under rule 47. Mr Field told him that he agreed to the application being made if it could properly be done. The question which Mr Gough had to decide was whether, in the circumstances which had arisen, it was permissible to apply under rule 47. It was incumbent upon Mr Gough, who had been asked to advise about the feasibility of using rule 47, to address all these questions.

  • Ahmed v Kennedy; Ullah v Pagel
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 12 Diciembre 2002

    Flexibility and discretion are all very well but there is merit too in certainty, not least in the field of electoral challenge. It is undesirable to have someone serving in a public office with doubts surrounding the legitimacy of his election.

  • R (Begum (Sultana)) v Tower Hamlets London LBC
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 27 Abril 2006

    Generally speaking, public bodies should be kept to their promises. A public body should not be permitted to resile from a legitimate expectation which it has created in the minds of those members of the public to whom the undertaking which gave rise to the expectation was addressed, or who were affected by the practice which confirmed that expectation, and from which it would be an abuse of the process to resile.

  • R (on the application of James Alistair Preston) v The Lord President of the Council
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Octubre 2012

    That question obviously does not have to be answered in terms of statistical evidence or specific evidence of actual cases of deterrence. In practice the claimant's assertion about the potential effect of the 15 year rule on free movement is very difficult to demonstrate by any means, because it does not square with ordinary human experience.

  • Nigel Waterson v (1) Stephen Lloyd MP (2) Rebecca Carr
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 08 Diciembre 2011

    On the contrary, I found difficulty in following how a reasonable reader in the circumstances specified in Jeynes could be expected to understand the "scandal" in question to be confined to the mere fact that Mr Waterson made a claim in respect of a mortgage and decoration. There is no attempt by the writers to distinguish what can only be factual statements (such as the amounts of the claims, and the location of the house in Kent) from matters of comment or opinion.

  • EM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
    • 14 Enero 2011

    (5) A returnee to Harare will in general face no significant difficulties, if going to a low-density or medium-density area. (5) A returnee to Harare will in general face no significant difficulties, if going to a low-density or medium-density area.

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Legislation
  • Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021
    • Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2021
    ......; local government finance; local government elections; electoral registration and electoral administration; and for connected purposes. . ... (b) provides for two systems for the election of councillors for principal councils (the simple ......
  • Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2011
    ...... . . (i) would be entitled to vote as electors at a local government election in any electoral area in Great Britain,. . . (ii) would be entitled to vote as electors at a local election in any district electoral area in Northern Ireland, or. ......
  • The Transfer of Functions (Elections, Referendums, Third Sector and Information) Order 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ...... n (n) the Electoral Administration Act 2006 32 ; . o (o) the Political Parties and Elections ... q (q) section 14 of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 35 ; . r (r) the Police Reform and Social ......
  • European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2002
    ......follows:— . Introductory Introductory . S-1 . Electoral regions and number of MEPs 1 Electoral regions and number of MEPs . (1) ...effect. General elections General elections . S-2 . Voting system in Great Britain 2 Voting system in Great Britain . (1) The system of ......
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Forms
  • Chapter DMBM523420
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... Employer Business Service (EBS) notes if you have access to this system. Payments. Qualifying employers are entitled to deduct Class 1 NICs from ... Direct Collection Scheme. Electoral Payment Scheme. Taxed Award Scheme. Profit Sharing Scheme. ......
  • Chapter DMBM520020
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    ...... request a new PAYE scheme, a new record is opened on our computer systems reflecting the scheme type they will operate. The details are captured on ... and local authorities make payments to individuals in respect of electoral duties. These individuals include the returning officer, acting returning ......
  • Chapter EIM65970
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... having two places of work - at the council offices and in their electoral area. Often councillors need to use their own homes to see constituents. ...Operation of PAYE. Tax is collected under the PAYE system. The amount of tax deducted by the authority depends on the code number ......
  • Chapter EIM65960
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... to consider the relationship between appointment dates and the electoral cycle and the benefits of continuity in the panel’s membership. . . ...The panel may recommend, for example a system of direct invoicing or an annual or monthly allowance designed to cover ......
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