Regina (Conservative and Unionist Party) v Election Commissioner – WLR Daily

Posted November 25th, 2010 in costs, elections, law reports, local government by sally

Regina (Conservative and Unionist Party) v Election Commissioner [2010] EWCA Civ 1332; [2010] WLR (D) 296

“It was not open to a petitioner to an election court to seek an order for costs under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 against the respondent’s political party and its local party association who had not been parties to the petition. Once the election commissioner had made a final order for costs and dealt with all aspects of the petiton under the Representation of the People Act 1983 he did not have the authority to re-open a decision as to costs and consider making an order against a third party.”

WLR Daily, 24th November 2010


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