The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published advice for elected and prospective councillors and has specific guidance for political campaigning too. In performing your duties as a representative of residents, you'll usually have implied consent to hold a person's details. However, these details shouldn't be used for campaigning unless you have the person's consent. If you need further advice, contact the ICO for more information.
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