We started in the ad industry but members now include citizens, businesses & not for profits.
We are a politically neutral organisation but we are delighted that in the UK three parties The Independent Group for Change, The Green Party and The Renew Party have supported us. We are approaching all UK political parties for support.
“At the Green Party, we support The Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising’s campaign and all of the points you are seeking support for. We have been pushing for reform of regulations around elections for some years, particularly for transparency over online campaigning where electoral law is far behind where it should be in today’s digital age.”
“In an era of populism and eroding trust in politics, we should all do our best to raise the standard of debate. Our politics is so broken right now and we are determined to change it. All the parties should join with us in signing up to these political advertising standards.”
Chris Leslie, MP, The Independent Group for Change
“Recent years have seen a decline in the value placed on truth, honesty and openness in political campaigning – but these have never been more crucial. To compound things, regulation in political advertising has thus far been left behind by rapid technological change. We therefore fully support the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising and its blueprint for fairer, more transparent campaigning and call on other parties to do the same.”
Mandu Reid, Interim Leader of the Women’s Equality Party.
“The Women’s Equality Party is working to ensure technology is used for good. That cannot happen while our analogue laws drift ever further from today’s digital realities. Transparency and oversight are essential first steps to countering the spread of misinformation and the polarising impacts of microtargeting. We therefore support the aims of Coalition for Reform’s campaign.”
Julie Girling, Interim Leader of Renew
“Technology has enabled new forms of political advertising that can reach voters more than ever before yet it has also opened the door for bad and misleading campaigning. Volt UK therefore supports the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising to make political advertising transparent, fair and honest.”
Alex Gunter, Volt UK
We’ve also had a wide range of support from various organisations that have helped us raise awareness of the campaign including The Sun, The Times and The Guardian. Since launching our international framework we’ve also had coverage with various international media owners including
- The Times
- The Sun
- The Guardian
- The New European
- Český rozhlas
- ABC (Australia)
- Deutsche Welle
Marketing industry member organisations
In the UK one of our early supporters was the UK advertising trade body ISBA who provided us with this supporting statement.
“ISBA supports the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising‘s 4 point plan and agrees there is urgency for there to be agreement in how political advertising should be more closely regulated ahead of any potential upcoming electoral processes.”
Phil Smith, Director General, ISBA
After approaching the Australian advertiser trade body, the AANA, they have agreed to support modernising the rules around political advertising and issued this statement:
“In relation to political advertising, the AANA supports the call for the harmonisation of political advertising regulation in line with our stated object that advertising should be prepared with a sense of responsibility to consumers and a sense of fairness to competitors.”
John Broome, CEO of the AANA
If as an individual or on behalf of your organisation you’d like to support the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising please email Alex at alex (dot) tait (at) reformpoliticaladvertising (dot) org.