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 Rochester and Strood Parliamentary by-election, held on 20 November 2014. It was called after Conservative MP Mark Reckless quit his party to join Ukip. He won re-election with a majority of 2,920 over the new Conservative candidate. The Liberal Democrats polled just 349 votes (0.9%).
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 »
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 »
Labour’s Emily Thornberry has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet over a tweet she sent about a voter in Rochester and Strood. … Read the full post »
Michael Crick is attempting to put an impressively perilous interpretation on the wording of the Representation of the People Act. … Read the full post »