General Election 2024: campaigning and political activity

This updates our earlier post for the 2019 General Election and includes campaigning and political activity by charities, hustings, registration and voter ID, and useful links.

Campaigning and political activity

The relevant legislation

Campaigning by charities during elections and referendums is governed by Part VI (Controls relating to third party national election campaigns) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, which must be read in conjunction with Part 2 (Non-party campaigning etc) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

Further, quite apart from the specific rules around campaigning at election time, church congregations are bound as charities by the terms of their domestic charities legislation: Continue reading