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Representation of the People Act 1981

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Citation  1981 c. 34
Royal assent  2 July 1981
Territorial extent  United Kingdom
Representation of the People Act 1981
Long title  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.

The Representation of the People Act 1981 (c. 34) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It provides:

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.

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