Henry Bellingham

MP, North West Norfolk

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North West Norfolk Conservative

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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Henry Bellingham consistently voted for 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: Henry Bellingham voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to regulate and restrict 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 vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to regulate and restrict 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 vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to cap 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 vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Henry Bellingham voted for more restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to reduce the amount campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, are permitted to spend on elections, and to reduce the spending threshold at which such campaigners are required to register. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Henry Bellingham voted to introduce a register of lobbyists, to increase regulation of campaigners who are not standing, or putting up candidates, in general elections and to strengthen requirements on trade unions to maintain up to date membership lists. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Henry Bellingham voted to include staff costs under the controls on spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or who are not putting up candidates, in general elections. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Henry Bellingham voted against limiting what counts as controlled expenditure by third parties in general elections to only expenditure on election materials and unsolicited phone calls. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2016: Henry Bellingham voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning. Show vote

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