Electoral Campaigning Transparency APPG

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

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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. Regulating Election Finance: report
07/07/2021 - Committee on Standards in Public Life
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Found: of election finance. These include fairness, transparency and accountability. Participation is also crucial:

2. Review of electoral regulation - terms of reference
08/06/2020 - Committee on Standards in Public Life
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Found: Policy paper Review of electoral regulation - terms of reference Terms of

3. Responses to Committee's Report: Disinformation and 'fake news', May 2019
24/05/2019 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Authority Competition and Markets Authority Electoral Commission Ofcom 3 Bunhill Row L ondon

4. Electoral Commission - written evidence
16/01/2018 - Inquiry: Disinformation and ‘fake news’ - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: evidence - Electoral CommissionSupplementary written evidence submitted by the Electoral Commission Campaign

5. Democracy and Digital Technologies
03/03/2020 - Inquiry: Democracy and Digital Technologies - Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee
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Found: Coalition is that it is fundamentally wrong that electoral political advertising should not be subject to

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Recent Speeches related to Electoral Campaigning Transparency

1. Election Campaign Finances: Regulation
08/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: into the modern world: transparency of funding and transparency in campaigning. We all know that when - Speech Link

2. Strengthening Transparency and Fairness in Elections
15/06/2021 - Written Statements

1: protect the integrity of our democracy, tackle electoral fraud, and prevent foreign interference in elections - Speech Link

3. Draft Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2021
05/07/2021 - General Committees

1: statutory instrument is about providing increased transparency in relation to the imprints on printed election - Speech Link

4. 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

5. Local Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2021
22/06/2021 - Grand Committee

1: statutory instrument is about providing increased transparency in relation to the imprints on printed election - Speech Link

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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. Zimbabwe: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
asked by: Baroness Anelay of St Johns
09/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they made to the government of Zimbabwe about joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative; and what has been the outcome of any such representations.

4. 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.

5. 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.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
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 2021
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 : 26/02/2021 To : 25/02/2022
Value
£9,001
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