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Police reject claims of law-breaking at Peterborough by-election

The police has concluded the evidence doesn’t stack up for various claims of law-breaking during the Peterborough Parliamentary by-election:

Five allegations of malpractice at a Parliamentary by-election were unfounded, a police inquiry concluded…

Allegations of bribery, postal vote issues, burning of ballots and breaching the privacy of the vote were made to Cambridgeshire Police.

A spokesman confirmed the force found no criminal activity had taken place. [BBC]

The Brexit Party had been very vocal with claims that the law had been broken.

Meanwhile, in other election law related news:

The now-defunct fringe far-right party Britain First must pay a fine of more than £44,000 for what the Electoral Commission has said were multiple breaches of electoral law, including undeclared donations and a failure to provide proper accounts. [The Guardian]

 

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