Campaigners urged to have their say on Lobbying Act

The Electoral Commission has launched a consultation into the guidance it issues on election rules for campaigners.

The regulations contained in the Lobbying Act have attracted widespread criticism and the confused nature of guidance led to Campaign Collective launching a “Freedom to Campaign” Guide to what campaigners could do.

The Guide, which has had more than 750 downloads with more than double that number reading online, has now been discussed with the Electoral Commission and will be updated before the next UK General Election.

In the meantime, campaigners have been urged to feedback any comments on official guidance in a new survey.

Simon Francis, Founder Member of Campaign Collective and Chair of the PRCA’s Charity & Not For Profit Group, commented:

It’s encouraging that the Electoral Commission is engaging proactively with campaigners and our Freedom to Campaign Guide. We look forward to seeing the results of the consultation.

Campaigners have until 5 October to complete the survey at

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