Archive for Election law
The latest figures for party donations are out from the Electoral Commission and already we've seen reports which simply take the numbers at face value. Of course, that's an understandable thing for the media to do: regulator publishes numbers, you report them. However, the numbers are misleading...
Two former Conservative councillors are facing legal action over electoral fraud whilst in addition the Electoral Commission has decided to investigate the BNP's accounts.
Daniel Finkelstein poses the question, based on the finding of an academic survey.
Labour's manifesto launch included a promise about electoral registration, but what could it actually mean?
There’s an extensive piece in today’s edition of The Scotsman, which includes some observations from myself: Constraints on election practices tick all the boxes for the fairest of fights… In 2005, total Labour spending was £17.94m, including £1.64m in Scotland; Conservatives spent £17.85m including £1.32m in Scotland; Liberal Democrats laid out £4.32m including £435,000 in [...]
Looking for information about UK election law? In which case, may I recommend one of my other homes: The Election Law Channel and also my dedicated election law Twitter account: @UKElectionLaw. I have also co-authored two books on election law, more details of which you can find in my books listing.
Across the country, election address leaflets from the Labour Party have been dropping through letterboxes - even though the general election campaign has not yet formally started.
The Telegraph has run a story highlighting the number of postal voters who fail to complete the paperwork correctly and so lose their vote: The Electoral Commission found that five per cent of all postal votes cast were found to be unsafe, because people’s signatures did not match or they gave the wrong date of birth. Translated [...]