Case studies from recent elections

This section contains case studies of some issues-based campaigns that took place in the run up to the UK Parliamentary general elections in 2015 and 2017.

The case studies give detailed assessments of the public test and the purpose test for each campaign.

These assessments may provide a model for how to assess your own campaign activities against the tests.

For more details on the tests, please read our non-party campaigner guidance.

Thanks to campaigners and caveat

Our thanks to the campaigners whose campaigns we have used for these case studies.

The assessments in the case studies are our assessments, as the regulator, of how the law applied to these particular cases, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the campaigners involved.