The ICO exists to empower you through information.

Personal information is an important part of political campaigning. It allows political parties to get crucial messages to voters and helps them to understand the key issues for different people. Our guidance will help you to understand what to expect and what to do if you’re unhappy with how campaigners use your information.


Political campaigning practices - direct marketing

Find out more about what political campaigners can and can't do when contacting you by text, email, phone call or post.

Political campaigning practices – online campaigning

Find out more about how political campaigners target and reach voters online.

Electoral register

Find out more about what the electoral register is and how political campaigners can use it.