As previously trailed, new rules have now come into force to allow local election candidates to withhold their full address from publication on ballot papers. … Read the full post »
Read about what the regulator for elections and political finance in the UK, the Electoral Commission, has got up to. It was created in 2000 by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (PPERA).
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 »
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 Times has the latest news in the Electoral Commission’s investigation into whether or not Leave.EU broke election spending rules around the European referendum. … Read the full post »
Details of the national election expense returns for the bigger parties at the 2017 general election have been published by the Electoral Commission. … Read the full post »
During the 2016 European referendum, the DUP received £435,000 in a secret donation which was then spent on Brexit campaigning across the UK. The Conservatives have now ditched plans to make this donation public, ignoring the advice of the official regulator. … Read the full post »
The Conservatives are keen to introduce identity checks at polling stations before people vote. So much so, that pilots are being carried out for this May’s elections in some places. Which prompts the question, why? … Read the full post »
Claims by Conservative MP and high-profile Leave campaigner Priti Patel that the Remain campaign broke the law during the European referendum have fallen apart under investigation from the Electoral Commission. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrat Newswire #107 includes gift suggestions, tips on ways to get involved (further) with the Liberal Democrats, why Nick Clegg wasn’t more successful, how to win the European debate, an addictive Brexit bus game and more. … Read the full post »