Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Minister of State

Conservative Peer

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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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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park generally 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 26 Jan 2016: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park was absent for a vote on Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill — New Clause 3 — Political Campaigning by Charities Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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 vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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 vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park voted for lesser restrictions on the activities of campaigners who are not candidates or are not putting up candidates during elections. Show vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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 vote
  • On 9 Oct 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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 vote
  • On 10 Sep 2013: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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: Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park 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 vote

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