Election Access Fund Bill

About this bill

This bill will establish an Election Access Fund to be administered by the Electoral Commission and used by any disabled candidate to cover disability-related costs of standing in a general election, by not-for-profit bodies to cover costs of making election education events and materials accessible, and by registered political parties to support access needs of any members to allow them to participate within the party.

Current status

Royal Assent given 16 March 2020.
Enacted as the Election Access Fund Act 2020 (2020/4)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Member's bill


All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 52
Ref 27-2
Introduced 22 February 2018
First reading 16 May 2018
Select Committee Governance and Administration Committee
Public submissions due 27 July 2018
Select Committee report back 24 September 2019
Second reading 4 December 2019
Committee of the whole House 10 December 2019
Third reading 11 March 2020
Royal Assent 16 March 2020
Enacted as Election Access Fund Act 2020 (2020/4)
Divided No

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