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Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill [HL]

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

Originated in the House of Lords, Session 2016-17

Last updated: 2 May 2017 at 14:12

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Long title

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of funding and expenditure of political parties; for phased introduction of a cap on donations to political parties; for affiliation fees from trade unions and membership organisations to political parties to be counted as individual donations in prescribed circumstances; for public funding of political parties; for moderation of rights of candidates and parties to election addresses; for limits on political parties’ expenditure between regulated periods; for conferring powers on the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.


Lord Tyler
Liberal Democrat
Life peer

Current version of the Bill

6 June 2016

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Lords
1st reading
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Report stage
3rd reading
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3rd reading
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