Electoral Campaigning Transparency APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To evaluate current UK electoral campaigning laws, interviewing experts and practitioners in the field, producing the evidence base for recommendations that ensure electoral campaigning laws are fit for purpose in the modern era. In reconstitution the APPG's aim is to secure those recommendations in parliament.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Electoral Campaigning Transparency

1. Electoral Campaigning Transparency
19/06/2019 - APPGs

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2. Electoral law
17/03/2016 - Cabinet Office
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Found: Home Government Government efficiency, transparency and accountability Written statement

3. Electoral law
17/03/2016 - Closed organisation: Third Party Campaigning Review (Third Party Campaigning Review)
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Found: Home Government Government efficiency, transparency and accountability Written statement

4. Electoral Commission - written evidence
16/01/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Electoral Commission’s recommendations to improve transparency in digital campaigning made in its 2017 report

5. Electoral statistics for UK: 2016
16/03/2017 - Office for National Statistics (ONS)
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Found: Home Government Government efficiency, transparency and accountability National Statistics

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Electoral Campaigning Transparency

1. Third-party Election Campaigning
13/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: takes note of Part II of the Transparency in Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration - Speech Link
2: third-party campaigning during election periods should be controlled by legislation—that is, campaigning by non-political - Speech Link

2. Elections: Electoral Commission Recommendations
28/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Commission’s report on digital campaigning and will consider its recommendations carefully. In line with - Speech Link
2: response, but he will know that the chairman of the Electoral Commission has called for legislation. Will the - Speech Link
3: understand it, will be completed later this year. The Electoral Commission is an independent body so I need to - Speech Link

3. Civil Society and the Democratic Process
27/06/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: that third-party campaigning was more transparent and accountable through the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party - Speech Link
2: charities are quite properly regulated in their campaigning activities, particularly at election times, any - Speech Link
3: that there is no legal bar to an organisation campaigning at a general or other election as long as, if - Speech Link

4. Election Expenditure
13/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: effectively. We are working closely with the Electoral Commission on new codes of practice for election - Speech Link
2: strong defence in court. In those talks with the Electoral Commission and the parties, will the Minister - Speech Link
3: The Electoral Commission produced a report last year, Digital Campaigning: Increasing Transparency for - Speech Link

5. Elections and Referenda: Protection Against Corruption
07/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: government to strengthen the integrity of our electoral system and defend it from hostile activity, including - Speech Link
2: then, the evidence of online disinformation campaigning has grown very greatly. Some of it is anonymous - Speech Link
3: Office and the DCMS Select Committee that our electoral legislation is no longer fit for purpose, will - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Electoral Campaigning Transparency
1. Transparency Working Group
asked by: Justin Madders
05/03/2020
... what recent discussions the Minister for Digital and Broadband has had with the transparency working group.

2. Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
asked by: Dan Carden
04/02/2021
... Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014; which organisations have been contacted as part of that review; and what the timeline is for implementing recommendations that come out of that review.

3. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
asked by: Tim Farron
29/03/2018
... what steps the Church Commissioners have taken to promote ethical investment policies in respect of the extractive industries to other faiths.

4. Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
asked by: Lord Hain
14/09/2017
... Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 following Bell Pottinger's expulsion from the Public Relations and Communications Association.

5. Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
asked by: Lord Hain
14/09/2017
... in the light of the Registrar's inability to remove organisations such as Bell Pottinger from the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Deidre Brock Portrait
Deidre Brock
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith
Joined: 19th June 2019
John Penrose Portrait
John Penrose
Vice Chair
Conservative - Weston-super-Mare
Joined: 8th April 2020
1 APPG Membership
British Overseas Territories
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stephen Kinnock MP, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8801.

Email: stephen.kinnock.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Kyle Taylor, Fair Vote UK, Let's Take Back Control Limited, 51 Clarkegrove Road, Sheffield S10 2NH. Tel: 07745 934 433

Email: info@fairvote.uk

Secretariat:

Fair Vote UK acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.fairvote.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.fairvote.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
26 Feb 2020
Source
Fair Vote UK
Description
Fair Vote UK is paid by Let's Take Back Control Ltd to act as the group' s secretariat   From : 26/02/2020 To : 25/02/2021
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Electoral Campaigning Transparency APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Clarke of Nottingham Portrait
Lord Clarke of Nottingham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Owen Smith Portrait
Owen Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Pontypridd
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships