|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 243 (Apr)|
|Court:||Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)|
|Representation||Hugh Southey (instructed by Birnberg Peirce & Partners) for the claimants.|
|Timothy Straker QC and Robert Walton (instructed by Isabella Freeman) for the returning officer.|
|Judgment Dates:||27 April 2006|
Election - Local government - Nomination papers - Rejection - Claimant candidates delivering nomination papers in good time - Returning officer informing claimants after deadline for nominations that nominations invalid - Claimants unable to stand as candidates - Whether returning officer required to inform candidates of defects before expiry of deadline - Whether legitimate expectation that returning officer would inform candidates of defects before expiry of deadline - Local Elections (Principal Areas) Rules 1986, SI 2214/1986, Sch 2, r 7(3).