European Assembly Elections Act, 1984

Replacement candidates.

3.—(1) At an Assembly election—

(a) a registered political party, and

(b) a person who in relation to the election is a non-party candidate,

may, subject to and in accordance with the following provisions of this section, nominate with his or their consent one or more persons to be as regards the election replacement candidates.

(2) Subject to paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of this section, a person who is a candidate at an Assembly election shall be eligible for nomination as a replacement candidate.

(3) The following provisions shall apply in relation to the nomination of replacement candidates at an Assembly election—

(a) the number of replacement candidates to be so nominated shall not—

(i) in the case of replacement candidates so nominated by a registered political party, exceed by more than four the number of candidates of that party standing validly nominated at the latest time for withdrawal of candidature under Rule 12 of the First Schedule to the Principal Act, and

(ii) in the case of replacement candidates so nominated by a non-party candidate, exceed three,

(b) a person shall not be nominated as a replacement candidate unless he is eligible for election under the Principal Act to the Assembly,

(c) a person may not be so nominated in respect of more than one constituency,

(d) the replacement candidates so nominated as regards a particular constituency shall be nominated by each of their name's being entered on a list (elsewhere in this Act referred to as the “replacement candidates' list”) and in nominating replacement candidates as regards a particular constituency, the registered political party or, as may be appropriate, the non-party candidate concerned, shall, subject to section 5 (4) (a) of this Act, use a single such list.