UK Parliamentary by-elections in Northern Ireland

Guidance and resources

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


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