Party Election Broadcasts
Each broadcaster is responsible for deciding the allocations made available to a political party. However, through the BLG broadcasters work together with the Electoral Commission to ensure a consistent approach.
Since 2017, the BBC is subject to the Ofcom Code, which sets out the criteria for PEBs in first-past-the-post elections.
View the qualification criteria from previous years:
- Party Election Broadcasts: The BBC’s criteria for allocation - 2017
- BBC Criteria for allocation of PEBs for the May 2016 elections
- ITV’s qualification criteria for the May 2016 elections
- General Election and Local Elections (England) 2015
- May 2014
- May 2013
- May 2012
- May 2011
- General Election - 2010
- June 2009
- May 2008
- May 2007
Referendum Campaign Broadcasts
The BBC’s criteria for allocation of Referendum Campaign Broadcasts (RCBs) in the UK referendum on EU membership can be read here.