This Part has effect for controlling—
(a) political donations made by companies to political parties, to other political organisations and to independent election candidates, and
(b) political expenditure incurred by companies.
(1) This Part applies to a political party if—
(a) it is registered under Part 2 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c 41), or
(b) it carries on, or proposes to carry on, activities for the purposes of or in connection with the participation of the party in any election or elections to public office held in a member State other than the United Kingdom.
[(1) This Part applies to a political party if it is registered under Part 2 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c 41).]
(2) This Part applies to an organisation (a “political organisation”) if it carries on, or proposes to carry on, activities that are capable of being reasonably regarded as intended—
(a) to affect public support for a political party to which, or an independent election candidate to whom, this Part applies, or
(b) to influence voters in relation to any national or regional referendum held under the law of the United Kingdom or another member State.
(3) This Part applies to an independent election candidate at any election to public office held in the United Kingdom or another member State.
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