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Imprisoned MPs

Anyone convicted of an offence and sentenced to imprisonment for more than one year, who is serving that sentence at the time of an election, cannot stand for Parliament.

A sitting MP convicted and imprisoned for more than one year must vacate their seat.

The Speaker normally reports the imprisonment of a member to the House, except perhaps in cases where the stay in prison is very short.

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