Imprints for non-party campaigners: Scottish Parliamentary elections and council elections in Scotland

What is a non-party campaigner?

Non-party campaigners are individuals or organisations that campaign at elections, but are not standing as political parties or candidates.

In electoral law, these individuals or organisations are called ‘third parties’. Where non-party campaigners have registered with the Electoral Commission they are called ‘recognised third parties’. In our guidance, we call recognised third parties ‘registered non-party campaigners’.


Last updated: 31 October 2023