Guidance for Candidates and Agents at UK Parliamentary by-elections in Great Britain

Candidate donations

The following section provides guidance on candidate donations at a UK Parliamentary by- election in Great Britain.

This guidance covers:

  • what counts as a donation
  • who you can accept donations from
  • the checks you need to make on different types of donors
  • how to value different types of donations
  • best practices for crowdfunding donations
  • the information you need to record

There are separate donations controls for candidates standing in Northern Ireland – we will publish separate guidance on these. 

Last updated: 9 January 2024