New Clause 6 Challenging election results

Part of Electoral Administration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2005.

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Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland 12:30, 22 Tachwedd 2005

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

We have tabled the new clause because there seems to be no sensible reason why an election petition should have to await the outcome of a police investigation. The two should proceed in parallel.