Overview of registering political parties

We are responsible for registering political parties in the UK. Political parties must register names, descriptions and emblems with us for use on ballot papers. The rules are in place to make ballot papers clear and easy to use.

View current applications

We publish names, descriptions and emblems which we are currently considering as part of our assessment process.

Comment on an application

You can comment on a particular name, description or emblem as part of our assessment process.

Party registration decisions

When we complete our assessment process, we publish our decisions. You can view our decisions on names, descriptions and emblems since 2018.

Overview of sign up for updates

Sign up for updates

Contact us if you want us to keep you up to date when we receive new party names, descriptions or emblems for assessment.

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