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Section 4.8. Section 4.8. The general elections take place during the first week in May with the rules for campaign expenditure for parliamentary candidates being set by law.
Section 4.8. consideration should be given to incorporating some guiding principles upon which electoral law must be based, including campaign funding being fixed sums provided only by the state. However it is dealt with in this constitution or in subsequent legislation it must be aimed at effective prohibition of "dark money" influencing politics in Scotland. Existing UK electoral law and regulation is too weak and ineffective as is evidenced by the Brexit and anti-Brexit campaigns, especially the former as well as the Tory Party 2019 election campaign.