Tougher laws against fraud are welcome. But the police are failing to enforce election law as it stands.
Posts Tagged: Electoral Commission
Iain Dale: Only one of the two Conservative Chairmen may be in trouble over donations. And it isn’t Amanda Milling.
Plus: Why on earth has my bank shortened its name to Abrdn? And: The DUP should think carefully about toppling Arlene Foster.
Whatever you think of Johnson’s flat, the Electoral Commission’s record on investigations is shockingly bad
The investigation alone seems to be taken as evidence of serious wrongdoing on the PM’s part, with the EC presented as the great arbiter of political conduct.
Patel should haul in Dick for an interview without coffee. Meanwhile, Loughton intends to raise the case at the Home Affairs Select Committee.
We are seeing the rise of the outrider. These ‘non-party campaigns’ often spring up in and around elections – with the public in the dark about their funding.
Peter Golds: The Electoral Commission has failed to take action against fake newspapers – or fake political parties
Polling organisations have strict guidelines as to questions and methodology. Why can’t we have rules to stop dodgy bar charts?
If Putin hoped that Brexit would detach us from our alliances, there’s no evidence of that happening so far, and much to the contrary.
The Electoral Commission stumbles from one crisis to another – while proven voter fraud goes unpunished.
“An experiment that has failed”. Jon Moynihan of Vote Leave’s full submission about the Electoral Commission.
The Public Administration Committee would take a 3000-word document only. Here is Moynihan’s complete take.
Analysis suggested the smaller map would have produced a bigger Tory majority – but others say it would make it harder for newly-elected MPs to hold on next time.
The Electoral Commission had proposed a delay until the autumn. It does leave a number of practical challenges.
All those named inadvertently paved the way for Britain’s exit. They feature an American President, a Supreme Court judge – and a quango.
Peter Golds: The Electoral Commission has rewritten the law to make it difficult to investigate vote fraudsters
It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
In April 2020, Lutfur Rahman will have his disqualification lifted. He will be free to stand in the 2022 local elections. Will the police have learned anything?