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Introduction SCVO is alarmed by the legislation being brought forward as part of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administrations Bill. It is our view that the second part of the Bill which focusses on non-party campaigning is an a… Read more

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What is Non-party Campaigning? Individuals or organisations that campaign in elections, but are not standing as political parties or candidates, are called non-party campaigners. The Electoral Commission regulates activities deemed as being for election purposes dur… Read more
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