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Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011—a refresher

Published on: 08 July 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011—a refresher
  • What are the key provisions in FTPA 2011?
  • Why were they introduced?
  • What does FTPA 2011 say about the circumstances in which an early election can be called? What would need to happen before it could be called?
  • Are any of the provisions in FTPA 2011 unclear in terms of interpretation/open to debate or challenge?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: With the UK Prime Minister’s resignation following the EU referendum raising questions regarding the possibility of a UK general election being held sooner than 2020, Abigail Bright, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, provides a timely reminder of the key provisions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (FTPA 2011). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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