The Political Donations and Regulated Transactions (Anonymous Electors) Regulations 2014

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2014/1806

2014No. 1806

POLITICAL PARTIES

The Political Donations and Regulated Transactions (Anonymous Electors) Regulations 2014

9thJuly2014

14thJuly2014

15thSeptember2014

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 65(2A) of, and paragraphs 2(3B), 2(3C), 3(2) and 3(3) of Schedule 6, paragraphs 2(3) and 3(2) of Schedule 6A, paragraph 10(4A) of Schedule 7, paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 11, and paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 15 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000( 1):

Citation and commencement

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Political Donations and Regulated Transactions (Anonymous Electors) Regulations 2014.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 15th September 2014.

(3) These Regulations extend to the United Kingdom.

Evidence of anonymous registration

2. A certificate of anonymous registration issued under regulation 53D of the Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008( 2), regulation 45G of the Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001( 3), or regulation 45F of the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001( 4), is evidence that an individual has an anonymous entry in an electoral register for the purposes of the following provisions of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000-

(a) section 65(2A);(b) paragraphs 2(3B), 2(3C), 3(2) and 3(3) of Schedule 6;(c) paragraph 2(3) and 3(2) of Schedule 6A;(d) paragraph 10(4A) of Schedule 7;(e) paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 11;(f) paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 15.

Revocation

3. The Political Donations and Regulated Transactions (Anonymous Electors) Regulations 2008( 5) are revoked.

Andrew Robathan

Minister of State

Northern Ireland Office

9th July 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Political donations may only be accepted from an individual if that individual is registered in an electoral register. Similarly, a registered political party may only enter into a regulated transaction (as defined by section 71F of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41)as inserted by section 61 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 (c. 22)) with an individual if that individual is registered in an electoral register.

These Regulations prescribe the form of evidence required to establish that a donor or lender who has an anonymous entry in an electoral register is indeed a...

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