Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Schedule 3 — Types of Third Party Spending Restricted — 10 Sep 2013 at 16:30
David Ruffley MP, Bury St Edmunds voted to regulate and restrict election related campaigning by those who are who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, when it involves spending on advertising and material delivered to households etc. but not when it involves informing people about their candidates or communicating with their own organisation's supporters.
The majority of MPs voted to approve a proposed list of types of expenses to be regulated and restricted in relation to spending by campaigners who are not candidates, or putting up candidates, at general elections.
The approved list includes spending on advertising, material delivered to households, manifestos, market research or canvassing for ascertaining voting intentions, press conferences and dealing with the media, transport with a view to obtaining publicity in connection with an election and rallies, events and public meetings in connection with an election.
There is an exclusion for newsletters or similar distributed with a view to giving electors information about the opinions or activities of, or other personal information relating to, their elected representatives or existing or
There is also an exclusion for material addressed to a campaign's supporters about the campaign's activities and objectives.
MPs technically voted on the motion:
- That the schedule be the Third schedule to the Bill.
-  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
-  Schedule 3 of 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||251 (+1 tell)||2||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||226 (+2 tell)||0||88.4%|
|LDem||43 (+1 tell)||0||0||78.6%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|