Another day, another SNP-inspired complaint about the election expenses of a Scottish Liberal Democrat falls apart. Following the news about Jo Swinson, comes the news about Alex Cole-Hamilton. … Read the full post »
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What is becoming a pattern of complaints about the expenses of Scottish Liberal Democrats being followed by the police finding nothing wrong is in the news again with the clearing of Jo Swinson. … Read the full post »
The methods taken to protect against fraud in Ghana are often the complete opposite of those taken back when fraud was a widespread danger in British elections in the 19th century. … Read the full post »
Faisal Rana, a Labour councillor in Rochdale, has been cautioned by the police after admitting voting twice in May’s elections for the location council. … Read the full post »
In January the Electoral Commission rejected complaints from a Conservative MP about the Remain campaign in the European referendum. Now they’ve done so again with further complaints. … Read the full post »
Evaluating the controversial voter ID pilots run during this May’s local elections, the Electoral Commission has recommended more testing next year.
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The Vote Leave campaign for the 2016 European Referendum broke the law: that is the conclusion of a detailed investigation by the regulator, the Electoral Commission. … Read the full post »
One of the quirks of the UK electoral system is how the country’s past means foreign nationals from a variety of countries get the vote in the UK. If a country is a member of the Commonwealth, then its nationals living in the UK can vote in our general elections. … Read the full post »
A Labour campaign organiser has been convicted and fined for failing to include an imprint on a newspaper wraparound for the Ilford South constituency at the 2017 election. … Read the full post »
Jeremy Thorpe is one of those for whom the volume of coverage does not beget breadth of coverage, for nearly all coverage is drawn towards the one event. … Read the full post »