New writs

2.11Whenever vacancies occur in the House of Commons after the original issue of writs for a new Parliament by the Crown, writs are issued out of Chancery by a warrant from the Speaker, which is issued, when the House is sitting, in pursuance of an order of the House of Commons. The causes of vacancy are the death of Members, the acceptance of a disqualifying office, the elevation of Members to life peerages, disqualification in relation to bankruptcy, the establishment of any other legal disqualification for sitting and voting in the House of Commons, and the determination of election judges that elections or returns are void. The various disqualifications for membership of the House of Commons are described in greater detail in the following chapter.