Law and religion round-up – 17th September

Non-party election campaigning: draft code of practice

The Government has at last published the Non-party campaigning: draft code of practice. If approved by Parliament, it will come into force in November 2023. It is accompanied by a Ministerial Statement, here.

The Code applies to UK Parliamentary general elections and to Northern Ireland Assembly elections: it does not apply to elections to the Senedd or Scottish Parliament unless the regulated period (the period when the spending laws apply) for either of those elections overlaps with the regulated period for a UK General Election.


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