Former councillor jailed for supplying false information ahead of election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 25th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th August 2016

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Ukip threatened with legal action if Woolfe stood for leader – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in elections, electronic mail, fiduciary duty, news, political parties, time limits by sally

‘UKIP’s leadership contest has been thrown into fresh controversy as a leaked email reveals that the party was threatened with legal action by two of the candidates if frontrunner Steven Woolfe were allowed to stand.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2016

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Labour awaits vote leadership rules appeal verdict – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2016 in appeals, elections, news, political parties by sally

‘The Court of Appeal will rule on Friday in a dispute about Labour’s decision to block nearly 130,000 of its members from voting in its leadership contest.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2016

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Labour to appeal High Court ruling that new members should have right to vote in leadership election – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2016 in appeals, elections, news, political parties by sally

”Due this decision, we are now in the absurd position that Labour HQ is wasting members’ money to prevent members having a democratic vote on the leader of their choice, which has already been firmly upheld by a High Court judgement’.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2016

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High Court ruling due on whether new Labour members can vote in leadership contest – Daily Telegraph

‘A High Court judge is ruling on a bid by five new members of the Labour Party who have “paid their dues” for the legal right to vote in the forthcoming leadership election.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2016

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High court to rule on new members’ vote in Labour leadership ballot – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2016 in contracts, elections, news, political parties by tracey

‘The high court will rule on Monday on whether 130,000 people who recently became Labour party members will be allowed to vote in the upcoming leadership election, after a lawyer representing a group of them argued they had been unfairly excluded from the process.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2016

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Jeremy Corbyn can stay on Labour leadership ballot, High Court rules – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2016 in elections, news, political parties by tracey

‘Jeremy Corbyn will not have to seek nominations from his MPs to proceed with his leadership bid, after a High Court judge ruled in his favour.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2016

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High court challenge could derail Labour leadership race – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2016 in elections, news, parliament, political parties, statistics by sally

‘Labour could be forced to reopen its nomination process for the leadership contest if a high court judge rules on Thursday that Jeremy Corbyn must have the support of his MPs to appear on the ballot.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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High court to hear legal case against Labour leadership ballot decision – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2016 in elections, news, political parties by sally

‘A legal action aimed at overturning the Labour party’s decision to guarantee Jeremy Corbyn a place on the leadership ballot is due to get under way.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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We Need To Talk About… Prisoner Voting – RightsInfo

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in elections, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘One of the most heated debates over the role of the European Court of Human Rights, and its relationship with the UK, is the issue of prisoner voting.’

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RightsInfo, 20th July 2016

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MPs reject bill to change Britain’s voting system to proportional representation – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, elections, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs have rejected a bill that would have changed Britain’s voting system to a form of proportional representation.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2016

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Jonathan Morgan: A Brexit General Election? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted July 11th, 2016 in constitutional law, EC law, elections, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘Alea jacta est said Caesar, having crossed the Rubicon and burned his bridges. The Brexit referendum appears equally momentous and irreversible. But is it? There have been calls for Parliament simply to ignore the outcome. A fresh general election should be called to resolve the mounting constitutional crisis.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 9th July 2016

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Regina (Shindler and another) v Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Shindler and another) v Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and another [2016] EWCA Civ 469

‘The claimants were British nationals who, exercising their rights of free movement, had moved to European Union member states in the 1980s and remained living respectively in Italy and Belgium. They were not entitled to vote in the European Union referendum by section 2 of the European Union Referendum Act 2015 since they had last been registered to vote in a United Kingdom election more than 15 years ago. The 2015 Act adopted the franchise for United Kingdom parliamentary elections, including the 15-year rule. The claimants sought judicial review, claiming that the 15-year rule constituted a restriction on their rights of free movement which was not objectively justified, by way of a declaration that section 2 of the 2015 Act was incompatible with their directly effective European Union law rights. Article 50(1) of the EU Treaty provided that any member state could withdraw from the European Union in accordance with its own constitutional arrangements. The Divisional Court granted permission to proceed but refused the claim, holding that (i) section 2 of the 2015 Act fell within the scope of European Union law so that their rights of free movement were in principle engaged; (ii) section 2 was not a restriction on their rights of free movement; (iii) if section 2 were such a restriction, it was objectively justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate objective, namely of testing the strength of a British citizen’s links with the United Kingdom over a significant period of time; and (iv) the claimants were not disentitled to a remedy on account of delay.’

WLR Daily, 20th May 2016

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EU referendum: Two Britons lose EU vote legal bid – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2016 in domicile, elections, freedom of movement, news, referendums, time limits by tracey

‘Two Britons living abroad have lost their Court of Appeal battle over the right to vote in June’s EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2016

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Conservatives receive High Court challenge to hand over election spending information – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2016 in disclosure, elections, expenses, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Conservatives are being taken to court over claims they failed to disclose information related to its investigation into claims that it breached election spending rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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Ex-pats challenge to the EU referendum voting rules – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Schindler and MacLennan v. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016] EWHC 957, Divisional Court 28 April 2016. An interesting, albeit unsuccessful, challenge to the rule which prohibits expatriates who were last registered to vote in the UK more than 15 years ago from voting in the forthcoming referendum on EU membership.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th April 2016

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British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian

‘The high court has rejected an attempt to force the government to grant millions of UK citizens living abroad a vote in this June’s EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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EU referendum: Leave.EU abandons legal challenge – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2016 in elections, news, political parties, referendums by tracey

‘A proposed legal challenge to the Electoral Commission’s decision to make Vote Leave the official Out campaign in the EU referendum has been abandoned.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2016

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Leave.EU to launch legal challenge against Electoral Commission decision to promote rival Out campaign – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2016 in elections, news, political parties, referendums by sally

‘One of the groups campaigning to leave the European Union has said it will launch a legal challenge against a decision to designate its rival as the official Out campaign.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2016

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High Court declares town council ward election void over nomination issues – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 7th, 2016 in documents, elections, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has held the election of three town councillors in Cheshire to be void after it emerged that their nominations were defective.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th April 2016

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