15.1 Delegated Nominating Officers

How does it all work? This law ensures only official Liberal Democrat candidates are allowed to call themselves Liberal Democrats (or one of our other…

14.7 Expenses Limits for By-Elections

Expenses limits Expenses for a Parliamentary by-election vary from those for General Elections and stand at £100,000. Expense limits for local government by-elections are the…

14.6 Other By-Elections

Other by-elections What follows is a brief summary. Details should be checked as needed. European Parliament The vacancy will be filled by the next available…

14.4 Terms of Office

Term of office Any person elected at a by-election will serve the remainder of the fixed term for the seat in which there was a…

14.3 The Six-Month Rule

The six-month rule If a vacancy occurs within six months of the date when that councillor’s term of office would have expired, there will be…

14.1 Parliamentary By-Elections

Most electoral law applies in the same way to by-elections as it does to the other elections at the same level of government Parliamentary by-elections…

13.5 Local Party Activities – Insurance

Insurance The party’s central insurance policy covers you for a range of items, including: Personal accidents, Thefts of money, and Public liability (the cost of…

12.4 – Election Petitions

Election Petitions Bringing an election petition is the only way you can directly challenge the result of an election, once declared. These are very rare…

11.9 Postal Vote Opening

The postal vote opening sessions are sometimes called the “postal vote counts” but in reality they are just the equivalent of the verification stage one.…

11.8 The Count – Declaration

The declaration The result as declared by the Returning Officer is legally binding, and can only be challenged later by election petition. It’s a common…

11.6 Recounts

Recounts Bundle recounts and full recounts Agents and candidates will be informed by the Returning Officer of the result before the official declaration. At this…

11.4 How the Count Works – Stage 2

How the count works The count takes place in two stages: Stage 2 – Sorting Once the verification has been completed, the ballot papers will…