ITV’s criteria for allocation of Party Election Broadcasts 2016
As a public service broadcaster ITV is required to include in its service Party
Election Broadcasts for registered political parties. The minimum
requirements are set out in Ofcom’s Rules on Party Political and Referendum
Broadcasts, pursuant to Section 333 of the Communication Act 2003.
ITV’s allocation criteria are set out below relating to the following elections:
England – Local government (outside London), and London Assembly and
London Mayoral elections
Wales - National Assembly for Wales
Scotland (ITV Border Scotland service only) – Scottish Parliament
“Larger” parties as defined by Ofcom in their list published on 11 March 2016
will be allocated a series of at least 2 or more PEBs. Other parties that qualify
on the basis of threshold criteria outlined below will be allocated at least 1
Local Elections outside London – a party standing candidates in at least one
sixth of seats contested will qualify for one PEB in England.
London Assembly/Mayoral election – a party standing a Mayoral candidate
and a full slate of candidates in all constituencies or a full slate of candidates
for all list seats will qualify for one PEB in London. A party standing sufficient
Assembly candidates but no Mayoral candidate, or a party standing a Mayoral
candidate but an insufficient number of Assembly candidates, may qualify for
a PEB if they can demonstrate significant past and/or current electoral support.
National Assembly elections - A party standing constituency candidates in a
minimum of one sixth of the total seats contested (ie 10 candidates) or at least
4 candidates in each of the regional lists will qualify for one PEB in Wales.
Scottish Parliament – ITV’s Border Scotland service will mirror the allocation
of PEBs by STV on its services. A party standing constituency candidates in
a minimum of one sixth of the total seats contested (ie 22 candidates) or at
least 4 candidates in each of the regional lists will qualify for one PEB.