Scottish Brexit minister says 2nd EU vote “now essential” following revelations Vote Leave broke electoral law
Theresa May pushed to take action on government Leavers implicated in Electoral Commission investigation
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT Brexit minister Mike Russell has said another Brexit vote is now “essential” in light of findings by the Electoral Commission that the Vote Leave campaign breached electoral law by overspending.
The watchdog’s conclusions, published today (17 July) found that Vote Leave, the official campaign for the UK to leave the EU, exceeded the legal spending limit of £7m by almost £500,000.
Sinn Féin demands DUP comes clean on Brexit "dark money" connections
The DUP is under renewed pressure to reveal the source of a large donation received during the referendum on Britain’s EU membership last June.
SINN FEIN, the Irish Republican party, has demanded that the Electoral Commission investigate the alleged relationship between the DUP in Northern Ireland and the Constitutional Research Council (CRC), a shadowy thinktank which donated funds to pro-Union and pro-Brexit business figures that campaigned for Brexit in last year's EU referendum.
Judge rejects Tory attempts to shut down escalating electoral fraud enquiry
Judge and Electoral Commission say fraud allegations are “exceptional” - could lead to void election
KENT POLICE WILL CONTINUE investigations into evidence of Tory election fraud after a judge ruled that the case is “wholly exceptional” with the potential to lead to fresh elections.
District Judge Barron made the explosive remark after the Conservative Party tried to dismiss claims that it has broken electoral law through a failure to declare a range of election expenditure, and thereby exceeding legal spending limits.
The unanswered questions behind Scotland in Union
Following the leak of the anti-independence group’s potential funder list and the announcement of an Electoral Commission investigation, CommonSpace asks what lies behind Scotland in Union
SCOTLAND IN UNION (SIU), the anti-independence campaign group, has been left reeling since the massive leak of information regarding its donor base on 30 December to several pro-independence blogs and news organisations.
Investigation launched into Scottish Tories donation amid "dark money" legal fears
Concerns over political donations through ‘unincorporated association’ reported
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION has launched an investigation into the truth behind a £100,000 donation made to a Conservative association in North Ayrshire after investigative journalists revealed legal concerns over whether it met the requirements of the 2009 Elections Act.
‘Don’t forget #ToryElectionFraud’: Police deadline ticks down
#ToryElectionFraud researcher: ‘Don’t let scandal be swept under the carpet’
ALLEGED TORY overspending in the 2015 General Election has almost vanished from public scrutiny - following Brexit and David Cameron’s resignation - but one dedicated researcher wants to make sure that the issue isn’t “swept under the carpet”.
Election Commission meet police over Tory election fraud evidence
Claims of electoral law breach by 26 Tory MPs in General Election 2015 and by-elections
EVIDENCE of undeclared Tory election expenses will be considered by English police today [Wednesday 4 May] during meetings with the Electoral Commission.
Channel 4 News linked undeclared expenses - totaling tens of thousands of pounds in accommodation and travel - to 26 Tory MPs during last May's General Election and previous by-elections.
Electoral administrators warned: Don't let political agents keep tallies of postal votes
New guidance based on referendum experience
ELECTORAL administrators and returning officers have been warned that it is illegal for political agents to keep tallies of postal votes, after a row over vote counting after the Scottish independence referendum last year.
The move comes after Better Together were accused of electoral fraud last year for taking tallies of postal votes to gauge how the No campaign was doing before the 18 September referendum day.
Voters threatened with PS80 fine if they fail to provide ID information to electoral register
Minister: "This is totally unbelievable and shambolic"
PROBLEMS for the Electoral Commission over its new voter registration system are mounting after a man contacted The National to say he had been threatened with an PS80 fine if he failed to give full identification to the electoral register.