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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:45 am on 1st October 2020.

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Photo of Owen Thompson Owen Thompson SNP Whip 11:45 am, 1st October 2020

A recent report by the Electoral Reform Society “Democracy in the Dark” demonstrated the unregulated wild west of online political campaigning; millions were spent on secretive dark ads before the 2019 general election. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that there is a pressing need for meaningful regulation of online campaigning, and may we have a debate in Government time to consider these much-needed reforms?