Political registration and regulation

Our role as a regulator

We are responsible for registering political parties, publishing political finance data, helping parties and campaigners comply with political finance law, and taking action if we have reason to suspect  political finance law has been broken.

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Political finance data and registers of political parties

Political finance data and registers of political parties

We publish all of the information political parties, campaigners and other groups report to us on our finance database.

We also publish the names, descriptions and emblems of political parties on our register for Great Britain, and our register for Northern Ireland.

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Our guidance

We provide guidance for candidates and agents, political parties, campaigners, and other regulated individuals and groups on all types of elections. As well as guidance, we also offer help and support, and advice on best practice.

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