Derbyshire police said the women, one aged 45 and two aged 27, were arrested in the city and bailed on suspicion of committing “serious electoral malpractice” under the Representation of the People Act 1983. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the key piece of election law, the Representation of the People Act 1983.
The election offence for which Phil Woolas’s election was overturned is, deliberately and rightly, drawn narrowly and precisely. … Read the full post »
Monday sees the start of a court case against Labour MP Phil Woolas alleging false statements were made about his Liberal Democrat opponent, Elwyn Watkins, during the general election earlier this year. … Read the full post »
Having reviewed a complaint made about Zac Goldsmith’s election expenses, the Electoral Commission has decided there’s a strong enough case to warrant investigation. … Read the full post »
The election in Oldham East and Saddleworth – where Labour’s Phil Woolas hung on by just 103 votes – has triggered complaints from the Liberal Democrat candidate, Elwyn Watkins, that Labour’s campaign broke the law. … Read the full post »
Section 66A of the 1983 Representation of the People Act is titled “Prohibition on publication of exit polls”. … Read the full post »
Lewisham police are investigating a campaign leaflet published on behalf of two London Labour Party byelection candidates to consider if it transgresses electoral law. … Read the full post »