Cornerstone’s Electoral Legislation 2016

01 Jan 2018

Public Law and Judicial Review

Cornerstone’s Electoral Legislation 2016 by Philip Coppel QC of Cornerstone Barristers is now available to purchase.

The guide is the first comprehensive single-volume collection of the numerous laws governing the conduct of elections and referendums in the United Kingdom, covering all five of the principal kinds of UK elections: Parliamentary; European; Local Government; Parish; and Referendums.

Legislation governing the conduct of elections is technical and highly prescriptive, requiring absolute adherence to the rules. With legislation amended every year, this guide is an invaluable tool for election administrators and local government counsel, and a helpful resource for members of the electoral commission, members of parliament, elected members of local authorities and candidates.

The guide includes all the Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments applicable to elections; limited annotation on commencement dates; transitional references; defined terms and subordinate legislation.

In a review for Local Government Lawyer, David M G Lawson, Monitoring Officer and Deputy Head of Law & Governance at Thurrock Council / London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, notes that it is an ” impressive and useful publication and one whose greatest asset is its ambitious and comprehensive coverage of election legislation in a small portable hard copy format”. Click here to read the full review. 

Cornerstone’s Electoral Legislation is available in hard copy and Ebook format on the Bloomsbury Professional website and in bookshops. For further information and to access the discount rate, click here.

Other titles in the Cornerstone on series include Cornerstone on Antisocial Behaviour: The New Law, Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct and Cornerstone on the Planning Court.