Despite some reforms introduced by Labour in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (on which see the guide I wrote), unincorporated associations continue to offer rather a loophole when it comes to donations to political parties. … Read the full post »
The Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 primarily focused on reforming the rules around political finance and campaign expenditure.
In a written answer in Parliament this week, Jack Straw confirmed that several more parts of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 are now kicking in or will do so soon. … Read the full post »
A few months ago there was quite a controversy in Parliament over attempts to allow MPs to keep their home addresses secret at election time. … Read the full post »
Good news: this time, it is a change in election law that is a jolly good thing. In the past, although the electoral register is updated each month… … Read the full post »
I’ve collated my two previous blog posts on the changes introduced by the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 into one convenient pdf. … Read the full post »
Hands up everyone who thought the problem with current rules for controlling constituency expenditure was that they work if a Parliament last for four years but not if it lasts for five? … Read the full post »
From today’s Observer:
A much-publicised law designed to stop wealthy tax exiles bankrolling political parties has been quietly dropped until after a general election, the Observer has learned.
The disclosure means that key Labour donors such as Lakshmi Mittal as well as Tory donor Lord Ashcroft will still be able to pump millions of pounds into the … Read the full post »