| 1981 c. 34|
2 July 1981
| United Kingdom|
| An Act to disqualify certain persons for election to the House of Commons; to make changes in the timetable for parliamentary elections; and for connected purposes.|Representation of the People Act 1981 Wikipedia
The Representation of the People Act 1981 (c. 34) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Act was passed following the election to the Westminster Parliament of a hunger-striker, Bobby Sands, in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, April 1981, while he was serving a long term of imprisonment.
As a result of the Act, following the death of Bobby Sands, other prisoners on hunger strike were unable to stand in the second 1981 by-election in Fermanagh and South Tyrone.