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Guidance for candidates and agents at UK Parliamentary by-elections in Northern Ireland

Candidates and agents standing at Parliamentary by-elections in the UK have to follow rules set out in law regarding their election spending, and the donations and loans they can accept towards campaigning.

This page contains all the guidance and resources that you need to comply with those rules if you are a candidate or agent in a UK Parliamentary by-election in Northern Ireland. If you are looking for guidance on standing as a candidate in Northern Ireland, visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website

Guidance

Candidate spending at UK Parliamentary by-elections in Northern Ireland

This part covers:

  • When you become a candidate
  • What it means to be a candidate
  • What an agent does
  • What donations you can accept
  • When you have to submit your spending return after the election

Candidate spending at UK parliamentary by-elections in Northern Ireland (PDF)

Guidance

Overview of donations to candidates

This part covers:

  • What counts as a donation
  • When you can accept donations
  • Valuing donations
  • Recording donations
  • Reporting donations

Overview of donations to candidates (PDF)

Guidance

Hustings events - guidance for parties, candidates and hustings organisers

This part covers:

  • An introduction to hustings
  • What rules apply
  • Holding hustings events
  • Candidates involved in hustings events

Hustings events (PDF)

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