Amendments 162 to 165

Elections Bill - Committee (6th Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 28 March 2022.

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Earl Howe:

Moved by Earl Howe

162: Clause 30, page 42, line 23, after “office” insert “or a relevant Scottish elective office”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that references to a candidate in clause 30 continue to include a candidate at an election for the office of member of the Scottish Parliament or member of a Scottish local authority, notwithstanding the amendments in Lord True’s name to clause 35 which narrow the general definition of “relevant elective office”.

163: Clause 30, page 42, line 27, leave out “for a relevant elective office”Member’s explanatory statementSee the explanatory statement relating to the amendment in Lord True’s name at page 42, line 23.

164: Clause 30, page 42, line 30, after “office” insert “or a relevant Scottish elective office”Member’s explanatory statementSee the explanatory statement relating to the amendment in Lord True’s name at page 42, line 23.

165: Clause 30, page 42, line 34, leave out “relevant elective”Member’s explanatory statementSee the explanatory statement relating to the amendment in Lord True’s name at page 42, line 23.

Amendments 162 to 165 agreed.

Clause 30, as amended, agreed.

Clause 31: Holders of relevant elective offices