Tagged as Electoral Commission blog

Why we are developing a prosecutions policy

Electoral Commission: There has been coverage this weekend, and theatrical ‘fury’ – first reported in the Sunday Telegraph – about the Commission’s developing plans to begin undertaking prosecutions. It is assumed that we plan to move to taking landmark cases through the courts and, in an extraordinary leap, that Leave supporting groups will then be “unfairly […]

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Celebrating Black history month

Electoral Commission blog by Mark Nyack, Senior Communications Officer (Public Information): Often the immeasurable contributions made by black and ethnic minority people to academia, research, art, music, politics and technology are overlooked. Black history is part of all our histories but it has sometimes been denied a place in our cultural awareness.

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The limits of transparency in Northern Ireland

Electoral Commission blog: Transparency is a guiding principle for us at the Electoral Commission. We believe voters should be able to see and understand how political parties and campaigners are funded; how they spend their money; and who they target with campaign materials.

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Electoral Commission launches consultation on election spending

New blog from the Electoral Commission: Bob Posner, Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel, writes: Today we’ve launched our new consultation on the Codes of Practice on election spending for candidates and political parties. We want your input to make sure they’re comprehensive, promote consistency, and provide the necessary clarity you need.

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Making the electoral system more accessible for everyone

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission: Everyone should be able to participate in elections and cast their vote with confidence, but this is not always the case. Even though they have the right to vote, some people face barriers to taking part in our democratic process. Read more…

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When does working together break the rules?

Electoral Commission blog: Promoting public confidence in the democratic process is at the heart of the Electoral Commission’s work. For the public to have confidence in the process, fairness and transparency are vital. And to provide that, we have laws that govern political and electoral finance which were set out by Parliament and are enforced by […]

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When does an allegation result in an investigation?

Recent reports in the media have thrown a spotlight on the Electoral Commission’s investigations into the spending returns submitted by registered campaigners at the EU Referendum. As the regulator of political finance in the UK, it is proper that the decisions we take are open to scrutiny. Read the latest Electoral Commission blog by Bob […]

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