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European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002
European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to consolidate the European Parliamentary Elections Acts 1978, 1993 and 1999.
Citation2002 c.24
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Gibraltar
Dates
Royal assent24 July 2002
Other legislation
RepealsEuropean Parliamentary Elections Act 1999
Repealed byEuropean Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 (c.24) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom governing elections to the European Parliament.

The Act divided the United Kingdom into various regions to which were allocated a number of seats. England was divided into nine regions with a total of 71 seats, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were divided into a single region each, with 8, 5 and 3 seats respectively and for the first time allowed the participation of Gibraltar which was placed within the South West England constituency for the purpose of the elections.

2011 AV & 2016 EU Referendums

The legal provisions for the appointment of "Regional returning officers" and also the twelve European Parliamentary Regional constituencies areas of the United Kingdom under this Act were also used under the titles of "Regional counting officers" and "Regional count areas" in the legislation enacted for the holding of both the 2011 AV Referendum under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 and the 2016 EU Referendum under the European Union Referendum Act 2015.

Repeal

As a result of the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union on 23 June 2016, the Act is repealed by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018,[1] but this repeal has not yet commenced except for the repeal of section 1A and Schedule 1A.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018". Schedule 9,ActNo. 16of2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018.[1]

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