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Channel 4 casts doubt on legality of Conservative general election campaign

Channel 4 has been digging away again:

The Conservative Party contracted a secretive call centre during the election campaign which may have broken data protection and election laws, a Channel 4 News investigation has found…

The investigation has uncovered what appear to be underhand and potentially unlawful practices at the centre, in calls made on behalf of the Conservative Party. These allegations include:

  • Paid canvassing on behalf of Conservative election candidates – banned under election law.
  • Political cold calling to prohibited [i.e. TPS registered] numbers
  • Misleading calls claiming to be from an ‘independent market research company’ which does not apparently exist.

You can read the full investigation here.

UPDATE: Here is the result of the Information Commissioner’s investigation.

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