The Access to Elected Office fund is being restored in order to help people with disabilities stand for public office. … Read the full post »
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The latest edition of Planet Money takes a look at the fascinating attempt in Seattle to even-up the impact of money on politics. The solution tried? To give everyone an equal sum in ‘democracy vouchers’ which can be given to political campaigns. … Read the full post »
Arron Banks, already facing multiple official investigations into his financing of the pro-Brexit cause in Britain, has lost his appeal against HMRC. As a result, he is going to have to pay up £162,945 in taxes. … Read the full post »
News from the Daily Mail with a dramatic escalation in the accusations about the circumstances surrounding the European referendum. … Read the full post »
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 »
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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