Election expenditure

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on election expenditure. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

29.01.2014Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill: Lords amendments
An update on the amendments to the Bill during its passage through the House of Lords.

Research Papers

16.12.2008Political Parties and Elections Bill: Committee Stage Report
This is a report on the Committee Stage of the Political Parties and Elections Bill 2007-08 produced in response to a recommendation of the Modernisation Committee in its report on The Legislative Process (HC 1097, 2005-06). The Bill has been reintroduced as Bill 4 of 2008-09 and is awaiting a date for report stage in the Commons.
30.09.2008The Political Parties and Elections Bill
This Research Paper looks at the Political Parties and Elections Bill, it includes impacts on the Electoral Commission and political donations and expediture.
29.03.2001Election Publications Bill (HL) (Bill 41 of 2000-01)
Election Publications Bill (HL) (Bill 41 of 2000/01). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/40.
07.01.2000Political Parties Elections and Referendums Bill - donations (Bill 34 1999/2000)
The Political Parties Elections and Referendums Bill - donations (Bill 34 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/2.


  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses