Lord Hain

Llafur Peer

@peterhain

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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Lord Hain consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

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Major votes

  • On 22 Ion 2014: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to exclude staff costs from the controls on spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or who are not putting up candidates, in general elections. Show vote
  • On 22 Ion 2014: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio to limit what counts as controlled expenditure by third parties in general elections to only expenditure on election materials and unsolicited phone calls. Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio for lesser restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio not to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and not to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 9 Hyd 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against regulating and restricting 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: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against regulating and restricting 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: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio not to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and not to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 10 Med 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against capping 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: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Med 2013: Lord Hain wedi pleidleisio against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote

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