Ben Wallace

The Secretary of State for Defence

Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North

@BWallaceMP https://facebook.com/benwallaceWPN

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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Ben Wallace generally 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.

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

  • On 26 Jan 2016: Ben Wallace voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning. Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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 9 Oct 2013: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace was absent for a vote on Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 26 — Meaning of "controlled expenditure" Show vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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 3 Sep 2013: Ben Wallace 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: Ben Wallace 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

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