@ElectoralCommUK – ‘no evidence’ Tories ‘funded with intention’? Here you go


The SKWAWKBOX analysed this morning a Conservative Home article based on interviews with key Tory figures that amounted to a confession regarding illegal electoral spending and declarations.

soubry battlebusA Tory ‘Battlebus’ campaigning for a Tory MP – in this case Anna Soubry

Just afterward, the Electoral Commission (EC) released its report into alleged Tory electoral fraud, announcing a £70,000 fine that it said would have been higher if it could have been. The report was generally damning – but contained the following astonishing statement:

ec evidence.pngThe EC found the Tories guilt of failing to consider the risk that the ‘Battlebus’ would be used for campaigning for individual candidates – but claimed to have ‘found no evidence’ that they funded they campaign with that intent.

After months of investigation and with all its resources, the EC failed to find such evidence. But it wasn’t hard to find – the SKWAWKBOX had damning evidence of…

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