The list of Brexit campaigners done for breaking the rules is getting lengthy. Following the record £12,000 fine for breaches of spending rules, the pair of £1,000 fines for other offences, the company fined £50,000 for illegal text messages and the 11 anti-EU campaign groups struck off for breaking referendum rules, there’s now another £1,500 fine on a different Brexit campaigner:
The Electoral Commission has fined Mr Henry Meakin, a registered campaigner in the EU referendum, £1,500 for failing to submit his spending return on time. It is an offence not to deliver a spending return by the due date.
Though Mr Meakin reported spending of £37,000 in the campaign, the return was received more than 5 months late.
In August 2017, the Electoral Commission announced yet another fine for a Brexit campaigner. This time Left Leave was fined £500 for breaking the law by failing to properly declare its expenditure on campaigning.
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