European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002
|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to consolidate the European Parliamentary Elections Acts 1978, 1993 and 1999.|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal assent||24 July 2002|
|Repealed||4 July 2018|
|Repeals||European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999|
|Repealed by||European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Revised text of statute as amended|
The Act divided the United Kingdom into various regions to which were allocated a number of seats. England was divided into nine regions with a total of 71 seats, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were divided into a single region each, with 8, 5 and 3 seats respectively and for the first time allowed the participation of Gibraltar which was placed within the South West England constituency for the purpose of the elections.
2011 AV and 2016 EU referendums
The legal provisions for the appointment of "Regional returning officers" and also the twelve European Parliamentary Regional constituencies areas of the United Kingdom under this Act were also used under the titles of "Regional counting officers" and "Regional count areas" in the legislation enacted for the holding of both the 2011 AV Referendum under the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011 and the 2016 EU Referendum under the European Union Referendum Act 2015.
As a result of the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union on 23 June 2016, the act was repealed by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, however initially it was only partially repealed and was not fully repealed until 31 January 2020 when the United Kingdom formally left the European Union.
- Matthews v United Kingdom
- European Assembly Elections Act 1978
- European Parliamentary Elections Act 1993
- European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999
- European Union Act 2011
- European Communities Act 1972 (UK)
- Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom relating to the European Communities and the European Union