Bob Ainsworth

Former MP, Coventry North East

Coventry North East Labour

Third Party Campaigning in Elections

There have been votes in Parliament on the regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections.

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Bob Ainsworth consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections:

  • On 3 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show full debate
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show full debate
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against regulating and restricting all spending broadly connected with an election by those campaigning who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, with an exemption for communications with an organisation's own supporters. Show full debate
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against regulating and restricting election related campaigning by those who are who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, when it involves spending on advertising and material delivered to households etc. but not when it involves informing people about their candidates or communicating with their own organisation's supporters. Show full debate
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted not to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and not to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show full debate
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against capping the amount a campaigner who is not a candidate or putting up candidates can spend in each individual constituency during an election period at £9,750. Show full debate
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted for lesser restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show full debate
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted not to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and not to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show full debate
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Bob Ainsworth voted against introducing a register of lobbyists, against increasing regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and against strengthening requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show full debate
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Bob Ainsworth voted to exclude staff costs from the controls on spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or who are not putting up candidates, in general elections. Show full debate
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Bob Ainsworth voted to limit what counts as controlled expenditure by third parties in general elections to only expenditure on election materials and unsolicited phone calls. Show full debate

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