Details of the investigation concluded in the last month have been published today by the Electoral Commission. This is an important part of delivering transparency in political finance in the UK.
|Name and type of regulated entity||What was investigated||Offences found||Decision taken|
|British National Party (registered political party)||Late delivery of campaign spending return for 2019 UKPGE||Late delivery of campaign spending return for 2019 UKPGE||£300 variable monetary penalty imposed. Due for payment by 6 May 2021|
Commenting on the concluded investigation, Louise Edwards, Director of Regulation, said:
“The reporting requirements are clear, so it is always disappointing when they are not met. It is vital that voters have the opportunity to see timely data on how parties spend their money at elections and can then see the information as soon as possible.
“The Commission will continue to enforce these requirements to ensure that voters have the information they need.”
For more information contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704, out of office hours 07789 920 414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
Notes to editors
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work 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, Welsh, and Scottish parliaments.
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. Details for sanctions from previous months are available.
Penalties imposed by the Commission go into the Consolidated Fund. This is managed by HM Treasury and not the Electoral Commission.
- Political party
- UK Parliamentary general election
- UK wide