Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c. 41) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that sets out how political parties, elections and referendums are to be regulated in the United Kingdom. It formed an important part of the constitutional reform programme implemented by the 1997 Labour Government, building on the Registration of Political Parties Act 1998 (c. 48) which was passed two years earlier.

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to establish an Electoral Commission; to make provision about the registration and finances of political parties; to make provision about donations and expenditure for political purposes; to make provision about election and referendum campaigns and the conduct of referendums; to make provision about election petitions and other legal proceedings in connection with elections; to reduce the qualifying periods set out in sections 1 and 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1985; to make pre-consolidation amendments relating to European Parliamentary Elections; and for connected purposes.
Citation2000 c. 41
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent30 November 2000
Other legislation
Amended byGovernment of Wales Act 2006
Political Parties and Elections Act 2009
Scotland Act 2012
Wales Act 2014
Scotland Act 2016
Wales Act 2017
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended