(1) This section applies to an association which is a registered political party.
(2) A person does not contravene this Part only by acting in accordance with selection arrangements.
(3) Selection arrangements are arrangements—
(a) which the party makes for regulating the selection of its candidates in a relevant election,
(b) the purpose of which is to reduce inequality in the party's representation in the body concerned, and
(c) which, subject to subsection (7), are a proportionate means of achieving that purpose.
(4) The reference in subsection (3)(b) to inequality in a party's representation in a body is a reference to inequality between—
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