Lords debates third party election campaigning

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14 September 2018

Members of the Lords, including a former official reviewer of trade union legislation, and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for constitutional and political reform, debated the impact on third party campaigning of Part II of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, in the House of Lords on Thursday 13 September.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench), chair of the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement.

Members taking part included:

  • Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbots (Conservative), former official reviewer, Part II of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
  • Lord Judd (Labour), emeritus governor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench), former council member of the International Institute of Strategic Affairs
  • Lord Tyler (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for constitutional and political reform

Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), Cabinet Office spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.

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