UK Parliamentary elections, qualifications and disqualifications
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- Must be 18 years of age.
- Must be a qualifying Commonwealth (including British) citizen or a Republic of Ireland citizen.
- Those listed in the House of Commons (Disqualification) Act 1975 (including civil servants, members of the regular armed forces, judges, police and AROs)
- Bankrupts (under sections 426A and 427 of the insolvency Act 1986)
- Being convicted or found personally guilty by an election court of a corrupt or illegal practice.
- Peers of Parliament (including Scottish peers and a peeress in her own right)
- Being a person convicted of offences and in receipt of a sentence of imprisonment exceeding one year whilst detained or whilst unlawfully at large.
- Conviction and detention for treason.
- Mental disability.
- A sitting member.
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