Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice)

Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol MP ar gyfer Orkney and Shetland

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Third Party Campaigning in Elections

There have been votes in Parliament on the regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.

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Alistair Carmichael almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

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Major votes

  • On 22 Ion 2014: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Schedule 3 — Inclusion of Staff Costs in Controlled Expenditure Show vote
  • On 22 Ion 2014: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 28 — Regulated Expenditure by Third Parties in General Elections Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 26 — Definition of Controlled Expenditure by Third Parties During Elections Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to regulate and restrict all spending broadly connected with an election by those campaigning who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, with an exemption for communications with an organisation's own supporters. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to regulate and restrict election related campaigning by those who are who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, when it involves spending on advertising and material delivered to households etc. but not when it involves informing people about their candidates or communicating with their own organisation's supporters. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to cap the amount a campaigner who is not a candidate or putting up candidates can spend in each individual constituency during an election period at £9,750. Show vote
  • On 3 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Med 2013: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 17 Ion 2022: Alistair Carmichael wedi pleidleisio not to require the costs of joint campaigning by groups comprising of registered political parties and/or registered non-party campaigners to count towards each group member's expenditure limits. Show vote
  • On 26 Ion 2016: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill — New Clause 3 — Political Campaigning by Charities Show vote

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