European Parliament Elections Act, 1997

Casual vacancies.

19.—(1) Where a casual vacancy occurs amongst the persons who by virtue of this Act are representatives in the Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Part XIII of the Second Schedule .

(2) In this section “a casual vacancy” means—

(a) a vacancy occasioned by a person who, though elected or regarded as having been elected to the Parliament pursuant to this Act, is, by virtue of any provision laid down under the treaties, not entitled to assume the office of representative in the Parliament, or

(b) a vacancy occasioned by a person having ceased to be a representative in the Parliament otherwise than by the effluxion of time or in consequence of the making of an order under section 21 by the High Court or in the circumstances referred to in rule 23(2) of the Second Schedule .