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Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

Overview of the Neill Committee report and the Government’s response

Third parties

22.Some organisations which are not political parties in the sense of sponsoring candidates nevertheless incur expenditure directly on advertising etc., in connection with elections. The Neill report made recommendations for regulating the expenditure of such organisations and donations to them on a similar basis as for political parties. Organisations of this kind are referred to in the Neill report and in the Act as “third parties”.

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