Political

EdStone left out of Labour’s election expense return by mistake

As if the Cheddar Gorge story was not good enough, the Ed Stone story keeps on giving:

UPDATE: Labour was fined heavily by the Electoral Commission for this mistake.

The Commission has concluded that the party’s spending return was incomplete, as it was missing 74 payments totalling £123,748, along with 33 separate invoices totalling £34,392. The registered treasurer of the party committed two offences in delivering this incomplete return, and the party has been fined £20,000. The party’s cooperation during the investigation was taken into account, but this remains the largest fine the Commission has imposed since it began operations in 2001.

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