The Electoral Commission has not only hit the Conservative Party with a record fine, it has also found repeated evidence of expenditure missing from constituency expense returns. That matter is with the police. … Read the full post »
Read about the Newark by-election, held on 5 June 2014. It was triggered by Patrick Mercer resigning after allegations he broke the rules over MPs being paid for lobbying. The contest was won for the Conservatives by Robert Jenrick with Ukip moving up into second place but falling a long way short of winning.
Kent police have been granted extra time to investigate Tory election expenses. … Read the full post »
More from Michael Crick and his investigations into questionable Conservative Party election expense returns in the 2014 Parliamentary by-elections. … Read the full post »
Nottinghamshire Police is considering evidence relating to accusations of overspending by the Conservative Party during the 2014 Newark by-election. … Read the full post »
Channel 4 News has obtained evidence of tens of thousands of pounds of spending by the Conservatives during key by-election campaigns which appear not to have been declared. … Read the full post »
I’ll be on BBC Radio Wales this Sunday at 8am with Matthew Parris looking ahead to the Queen’s Speech. With both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats having had ‘challenging’ election results and with the Conservatives particularly nervous about the Newark by-election, expect plenty of content in the Queen’s Speech that is designed for public appeal … Read the full post »