Evidence gathering on Lobbying Act

The Third Party Campaigning Review, which is looking at how well the new lobbying regulations work for charities and other campaigning bodies, has now launched surveys to obtain evidence from the election period. There are separate surveys for candidates, returning officers and third parties/others (the non-party campaigners).

Each survey takes no more than 5 to 10 minutes and should be done by 7th June. See the Review’s news item on gov.uk which also says:

Following the 2015 general election, the Review will issue a call for evidence and hold a series of roundtable discussions with interested parties. The discussions will explore wider issues around third party campaigning and give respondents a chance to share their views on what the regulations should cover.

See Civil Society News for further background, or our previous article about a month ago.

Note: the above is the review set up by government. The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement, which has a range of charities and campaigning organisations signed up, will also shortly be asking groups to give evidence about the impact of the law. It will report in early summer.