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The independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK

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Ailsa Irvine

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance

Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance

Ailsa has been at the Commission for over a decade, holding a number of different positions since starting as the Policy and Practice Officer in Scotland in 2003.

From 2010 to the end of 2016, Ailsa was Head of Guidance, leading on the Commission’s guidance, support and performance standards work. She played a key role in supporting the Commission’s previous Chair, Jenny Watson, in her role as Chief Counting Officer at the recent EU referendum.

Ailsa was appointed Director of Electoral Administration in January 2017.

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