The snap general election will be the second to be fought under the scope of expanded rules concerning non-party campaigning, following changes introduced by the controversial ‘Lobbying Act’ 2014. Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy explore how the new rules affect charities, trade associations, trade unions, and other campaigning organisations.
Both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights require elections to be ‘free’, and recognise the role of freedom of expression in that process. Rupert Earle and Ross Allan explain the limits of freedom of expression, given that the circulation of untrue information may distort the electoral process.
In this edition of our General Election update, the BWB Politics, Elections and Campaigning law team guides parties, candidates and non-party campaigners through the minefield of the 2017 General Election.
Simon Steeden writes for the Guardian: what charities need to know about campaigning in the general election >
BWB's Simon Steeden has written an article for the Guardian about what charities need to know about campaigning in the 2017 general election.