What is a non-party campaigner?

Lots of individuals and organisations campaign around elections without standing candidates themselves. We call them ‘non-party campaigners’.

Non-party campaigners are vital to a healthy democracy and, as a society, we must encourage their active participation, including during elections.

In many cases, spending on campaigns and activities will not be regulated.

However, where there is significant spending on campaigning, there are rules that campaigners must follow to ensure that they provide transparency for voters on their campaign finances. We regulate compliance with those rules.

Who is this guidance for?

This guidance is for anyone spending significant amounts of money on issues-based campaigns, who need to work out if any of their campaign spending is regulated.