Patrick Mercer

Former Conservative MP for Newark

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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Patrick Mercer voted a mixture of for and 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 22 Jan 2014: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Schedule 3 — Inclusion of Staff Costs in Controlled Expenditure Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 28 — Regulated Expenditure by Third Parties in General Elections Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 26 — Definition of Controlled Expenditure by Third Parties During Elections Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 27 — Cap on Spending by 3rd Parties in Elections Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Patrick Mercer 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: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Schedule 3 — Types of Third Party Spending Restricted Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 27 — Cap on Spending by 3rd Parties in Elections Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 28 — Constituency Limit on Third Party Spending Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Sep 2013: Patrick Mercer was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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