Archive for Election law
Despite some reforms introduced by Labour in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (on which see the guide I wrote), unincorporated associations continue to offer rather a loophole when it comes to donations to political parties.
Maidstone Borough Council has wasted £12,600 thanks to mistakes in electoral registration letters sent to voters.
Cash strapped Newcastle City Council has had to fork out £50,000 to put right an error in a letter sent to around 180,000 voters.
Here’s the new film from the Electoral Commission: You can also watch this on YouTube.
Now in force is the Representation of the People (Variation of Limits of Candidates’ Election Expenses) Order 2014 which raises the expense limits for the general election and also for local council elections in England and Wales.
Former Tower Hamlets Tory candidate Jewel Islam charged with providing a false statement in nomination papers.
Tracey Gough fought the Underhill ward on Weymouth and Portland Council for UKIP in May. Now she's contesting a Town Council election. Take a look at the description she has used.
The controversial mayor of Tower Hamlets is to face a High Court trial over claims of electoral fraud.
Four months after being charged with electoral fraud involving nomination papers for local elections, UKIP's general election candidate for Yarmouth has resigned.
The Electoral Commission's report into the May 2014 elections is fairly low-key, but in amongst the modest changes floated based on the lessons of this year are a couple of welcome details - and one misplaced idea.