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Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3362

The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 2003

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2003 No. 3362


REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE


The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 2003

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 Made19th December 2003 
 Coming into force in accordance with article 1(1)

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 6(2)(b) and (3)(b) of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002[1], after consultation with the Electoral Commission in accordance with section 7(2)(b) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000[2], hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation
    1. - (1) This Order may be cited as the European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 2003 and shall come into force on the day after that on which it is made.

    (2) In this Order a reference to an electoral region or a constituency is a reference to that region or constituency as it is for the time being.

Revocation
    2.The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 1999[3] is hereby revoked.

Returning Officers in England
    3.The returning officer at a European Parliamentary election for the electoral region in England specified in the left-hand column of the Schedule to this Order shall be the person who is the acting returning officer at a parliamentary election for the constituency specified in the right hand-hand column of the Schedule.

Returning Officer for Scotland
    4.The returning officer at a European Parliamentary election for the electoral region of Scotland shall be the person who is the returning officer at a parliamentary election for the Edinburgh South constituency.

Returning Officer for Wales
    5.The returning officer at a European Parliamentary election for the electoral region of Wales shall be the person who is the returning officer at a parliamentary election for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.



Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs


Chris Leslie
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs

19th December 2003



SCHEDULE
Article 3


RETURNING OFFICERS FOR ELECTORAL REGIONS IN ENGLAND


Name of electoral regionName of constituency
East MidlandsNorthampton North
EasternHuntingdon
North EastSunderland North
North WestManchester Central
South EastHenley
South WestPoole
West MidlandsBirmingham Edgbaston
Yorkshire and HumberLeeds Central



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)


Article 2 revokes the previous Order which appointed returning officers for the electoral regions. Article 3 of, and the Schedule to, the Order designate returning officers at European Parliamentary elections for electoral regions in England, other than London. The returning officer for London is to be appointed separately. Articles 4 and 5 designate the returning officer for such elections for the electoral regions of Scotland and Wales.


Notes:

[1]2002 c. 24.back

[2]2000 c. 41.back

[3]S. I. 1999/948.back



ISBN0 11 048397 9


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