Electoral Campaigning Transparency

About us

Formed originally by Fair Vote UK, Stephen Kinnock MP, and the Electoral Reform Society, the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electoral Campaigning Transparency will be limited to issues that fall within the scope of the Electoral Commission’s three themes:

Transparency (digital and traditional);

Deterrence (How we can ensure the Electoral Commission has the level of armoury needed to deter and, if necessary, penalise adequately).

Monitoring (How do we ensure there is a process/mechanism to review whether digital campaigning laws are up-to-date and can be reformed immediately when needed).

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Areas of investigation

Funding and spending on campaigns (to include issues such as where money comes from, money spent outside of regulated periods (e.g. database creation, involvement of third parties/external agencies etc), reporting on spending (e.g. breakdown of social media spend, reporting in real time), local and national spending limits and regulating the difference;

Online political campaign adverts to include but not be limited to: imprints, public searchable ad databases and codes of practice for campaigners;

Investigatory and enforcement powers of the Electoral Commission;

Possible regulatory frameworks to ensure maintenance of laws put in place.

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Recent developments

  • A Big Win Today: Digital Imprints Will Become a Legal Requirement
  • Defending our Democracy in the Digital Age: New Report Launched
  • APPG 6th Session Illuminates Anti-Democratic Aspects of Digital Campaigning
  • APPG Fifth Session Features Electoral Commission and ICO members
  • Fourth APPG Evidence Session Highlights the Rising Power of Data and Money in Politics
  • APPG welcomes key civil society organisations and academics at third session
  • Second APPG Oral Evidence Session
  • First APPG Oral Evidence Session

This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or committees. All-Party Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this website are those of the group.