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Encyclopedia > Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is an Act of Parliament that sets out how political parties, elections and referendums are to be regulated in the United Kingdom. It created the Electoral Commission, an independent body which has responsiblity to regulate those areas, and transfers to it the responsibilities already created in the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998.

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  • Full text of the Act (http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/20000041.htm)

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Publications from Levy and McRae (3772 words)
It was unlawful for example in an election campaign to include a programme about a constituency in which the candidate appeared on film in an election broadcast and in which the candidate gave his or her consent.
At the 1997 general election, the referendum party challenged these criteria of the basis that they discriminated against new parties, such as them which is fielding in almost constituency.
Election broadcasts by the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Northern Ireland parties must be carried in peak-time (6pm to 10.30pm).
CCSR:"Review of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000" consultation - Personal Response ... (1104 words)
Parties that do not receive a donation as large as £5,000 in a given week should not need to report that fact, since it could be inferred from the fact that no report has been made, and verified by the later quarterly report.
It appears that under PPERA 2000 there is a loophole, whereby donations received between the end of the previous quarter and the announcement of the dissolution of Parliament do not need to be reported until the next quarterly report.
Since all parties are normally able to anticipate the dissolution of Parliament, and the governing party can guarantee its ability to anticipate the dissolution, except in the rare case of the loss of a vote of confidence.
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