Summary of election advertising rules for third parties

We’ll update this information once key dates for the 2020 General Election are announced.

Election advertising (including broadcast advertising) When allowed Period for which counted as election expense Must be authorised by1 Third Party election expense? Party/Candidate election expense?
Promoting party Any time except election day Regulated period Party secretary Yes Party election expense
Attacking party Any time exceptelection day Regulated period Not applicable Yes No
Promoting candidate Any time except election day Regulated period Electorate candidate Yes Candidate expense
Attacking candidate Any time except election day Regulated period Not applicable Yes No
Promoting both candidate and party Any time excep telection day Regulated period Both the party secretary and candidate Yes Candidate and party expense (total cost apportioned between the party and candidate)