Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 27 — Cap on Spending by 3rd Parties in Elections — 10 Sep 2013 at 18:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset 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.
The majority of MPs voted to reduce the UK cap on spending by each campaigner in a general election who is not standing or putting up candidates from £988,500 to £390,000; they also voted to significantly reduce the spending threshold for registering as such a campaigner.
- That the clause stand part of the Bill.
The Explanatory notes to the Bill describe the effect of the clause. It sets the registration thresholds for a campaigner in an election, who is not standing or putting up candidates, at £5,000 spent in England or £2,000 spent in each of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The previous limits were £10,000 and £5,000 respectively.
The clause would also reduce the cap on spending for a campaigner in an election, who is not standing or putting up candidates, from that set in paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 10 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, of £988,500 to 2% of the maximum campaign expenditure limit ie. £390,000. (This is actually broken down with amounts for each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14
-  Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
-  Clause 27 of the of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 10 September 2013
-  Explanatory notes to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||247 (+2 tell)||11||0||85.2%|
|Lab||0||228 (+2 tell)||0||89.1%|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||no|
|Tracey Crouch||Chatham and Aylesford||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con (front bench)||no|
|Gordon Henderson||Sittingbourne and Sheppey||Con (front bench)||no|
|Charlotte Leslie||Bristol North West||Con (front bench)||no|
|Anne Main||St Albans||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Chris White||Warwick and Leamington||Con (front bench)||no|