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NCVO - What Charities need to know about the General Election

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Thu 14 Nov 2019

Barring any mishaps in the House of Lords we now know that the long-rumoured election will be taking place on 12 December. People might expect this election to be about Brexit, but as we saw in 2017 other issues may come to the fore, so the expertise of charities will be essential to informing the debate.

Think about what you want

Every election is an opportunity for charities to talk about the issues that matter to them, so you should be thinking about how you can take your agenda forward. If you’re a national charity, there might be an opportunity to raise a key policy issue. If you’re a local charity, this might be a chance to build, or cement, your relationship with the candidates standing in your area.

So think about what difference the parties or candidates in your area could make to your beneficiaries as a result of this election, and focus your campaign on achieving those goals.

But if you want to be heard, it’s also worth looking at what the parties are talking about, and how they’re talking about it, so that your suggestions chime with, and can become part of, that political agenda.

To read the full article by NCVO CLICK HERE

The government Campaigning and political activity guidance for charities (CC9) explains what charities need to consider when campaigning or engaging in political activity. Also includes guidance about Elections and Referendums.