Briefing: Election candidates and campaigns: a consultation on new laws

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
September 13, 2018
Author
Hilary Kitchin LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • consultation key questions
  • digital campaigning
  • intimidation of voters
  • time periods
  • types of sanctions
  • when to prosecute
Categories
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Social media and digital technology, Welfare and Equalities
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