Parker's Law and Conduct of Elections


Parker's Law and Conduct of Elections is recognised as the standard work on election law and practice, covering every aspect of parliamentary and local elections and referendums in England and Wales. Coverage includes parish and community, Welsh Assembly, Greater London and police commissioner elections and referendums.

The 22 chapters of commentary contain detailed discussion of all relevant legislation and case law. Legal requirements and procedures are described in detail. The Appendices reproduce all relevant statutes and statutory instruments in up-to-date form with all amendments clearly annotated. The Appendices also reproduce relevant guidance material and Electoral Commission Circulars.

The service is updated three times per year.

Issue 70, September 2021

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The following chapters have been updated:

  • Chapter 1: Elections and Electoral Areas

  • Chapter 3: Registration of Electors

  • Chapter 4: The Returning Officer, his Staff and Expenses

  • Chapter 5: The Candidate

  • Chapter 12: Nomination of Candidates

  • Chapter 13: Proceedings Between Nomination and Poll

  • Chapter 14: Absent Voting

  • Chapter 15: The Poll

  • Chapter 17: The Count

  • Chapter 18: Miscellaneous Functions after Declaration of Result

  • The index has been updated.


    Vivienne Sedgley, MA (Cantab) of Middle Temple, Barrister  Author
     Richard Price, QC OBE, Bencher of Gray's Inn Editor