Political junk mail
Diary of a junk mail campaigner
I have to take back everything I've ever said about political junk mail. I mean, if it wasn't for the Lollipop Special Edition of the Labour Rose – delivered without charge in my area – I would never have known about Labour's views on Lollipop Cuts.
The government is going to send everybody in the UK a leaflet about how wonderful the EU is. A former secretary of war is urging everybody in the UK to return the leaflet to No 10.
The Vote Leave campaign has a freepost address and they want to hear from you and your hard-working family.
With just under three months to go until the EU 'In/Out' referendum you can expect lots of junk mail from the Leave.EU and Stronger In campaigns. If you have no need for their propaganda you can stop them from targeting you.
It's election time, and political parties want to communicate with me.
The Lewisham Green Party says its junk mail isn't junk mail.
The Labour Party is sending junk mail about the Tories' evil policies on cancer treatment to cancer sufferers.
Dr Junk Buster
I have received addressed mail from political groups reminding me to use my postal vote to further their cause. My details are not on the open version of the electoral roll. How do they get my name and address and how do they know that I use a postal vote?
I want my local council not to give out my details to local political parties but been told they have a right to this information. What can I do to stop political canvassing?
I have received several election leaflets and letters directly addressed to me and recently I had some bloke from the Labour party phoning me (and there wasn't even an election going on either!). I checked electoral law and contacted the electoral commission but the law is really woolly. It says that election candidates can have a copy of the electoral register and use it for electoral purposes. But it doesn't explicitly state what those purposes are. I would argue that using my personal details to send me letters and then using my phone number to phone me especially when its not actually during an election is in clear breach of the law.