Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Clause 26 — Meaning of "controlled expenditure" — 10 Sep 2013 at 16:30
The majority of MPs 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.
MPs voted on the motion:
- That the clause stand part of the Bill.
The explanatory notes to the Bill help interpret the effect of the clause.
The notes state that the definition of controlled expenditure by third parties is "is cast in broad terms".
Clause 26 defines controlled expenditure by a recognised third party that as expenditure incurred for the purpose of, or in connection with promoting or procuring the electoral success or enhancing the standing of a registered political party or parties or candidates; it includes advertising, unsolicited material to electors, or manifestos, or with the organisation of any rallies or events.
Clause 26 includes an exemption for unsolicited material which is about the recognised third parties activities and objectives, and is addressed to the recognised third parties relevant supporters (such as the members of or subscribers to an organisation) is excluded from being regarded as controlled expenditure.
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 10 September 2013
-  Clause 26 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced 17th July 2013
-  Explanatory notes to the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill as introduced
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||254 (+1 tell)||2||0||84.3%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.6%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.6%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|