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star this property date less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Army: Political Activities more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what restrictions there are on army officers being selected by a political party as a candidate for an elected post, such as police and crime commissioner. more like this
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Lord Clark of Windermere more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>Members of the regular Armed Forces of the Crown are disqualified from membership of the House of Commons by the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and from election to the European Parliament by the European Parliamentary Act 1978. Such personnel must therefore apply for permission to retire voluntarily or resign or be granted a free discharge from the Service before their formal adoption as a Parliamentary candidate or prospective candidate. Such personnel must complete their last day of service before their formal adoption as a candidate or prospective candidate.</p><br /><p>No regular Service personnel or members of the Reserve Forces when serving on a full time Service commitment or additional duties commitment shall issue an address to electors or in any other manner publicly announce themselves or allow themselves to be publicly announced as a candidate or a prospective candidate for election to:</p><br /><p>UK Parliament, European Parliament, Scottish Parliament or Parliament of the Irish Republic for any Parliamentary constituency;</p><br /><p>the Northern Ireland Assembly or the National Assembly for Wales for any Assembly constituency;</p><p>any legislative assembly of the Commonwealth; or as a</p><br /><p>Police and Crime Commissioner.</p><p>Any person to whom this applies and who desires to stand as a candidate or who seeks election as described above must make an application through normal Service channels to retire voluntarily or to resign or to be granted a free discharge. Such an application should be made as early as possible. Approval of an application will depend on the exigencies of the Service. On leaving the Service, an unsuccessful candidate will have no right to reinstatement. A candidate or prospective candidate must take all steps within his power to ensure that no public announcement of his candidature is made before he has retired, resigned or been discharged.</p><br /><p><br></p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T16:59:14.517Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T16:59:14.517Z
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