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Monthly update – concluded investigations

Published: 19 Jun 2018

Details of concluded investigations have been published today by the Electoral Commission. This information has been published as part of the Commission’s regular monthly investigations update, an important part of its commitment to deliver transparency in political finance in the UK.

The Conservative and Unionist Party voluntary forfeited the full value of a £1,000 impermissible donation and no penalty was imposed in this case.

In addition, two fines of £500 and £300 have been imposed on registered political parties for late or inaccurate financial returns. Details about these two cases and the full monthly investigations update, including details on all of the Commission’s recently concluded investigations, can be found on our website.

Where fines are not paid by the due date, the fines increase.

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For more information contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704, out of office hours 07789 920 414 or press@electoralcommission.org.uk

Notes to editors

  1. The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. It works to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity by:
    • enabling the delivery of free and fair elections and referendums, focusing on the needs of electors and addressing the changing environment to ensure every vote remains secure and accessible
    • regulating political finance – taking proactive steps to increase transparency, ensure compliance and pursue breaches
    • using our expertise to make and advocate for changes to our democracy, aiming to improve fairness, transparency and efficiency

    The Commission was set up in 2000 and reports to the UK and Scottish Parliaments.

  2. This release forms part of the Commission’s regular monthly investigations update, an important part of its commitment to deliver transparency in political finance in the UK. Information of this nature is published routinely on the third Tuesday of each month. Full monthly investigations update, including details on all of the Commission’s recently concluded investigations.
  3. Penalties imposed by the Commission go into the Consolidated Fund. This is managed by HM Treasury and not the Electoral Commission.

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