Lib Dems fined £20,000 for undeclared election spending – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Liberal Democrats have been hit with a maximum £20,000 fine by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare hundreds of items of campaign spending at the general election.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2016

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Crown prosecutors consider complaint against Brexit EU referendum campaigns – The Independent

‘Crown prosecutors are considering a complaint that the Leave campaign misled voters during the EU referendum campaign.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2016

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High Court to rule on Brexit legal battle and Theresa May’s decision to use the royal prerogative – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in EC law, elections, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by tracey

‘This morning the High Court will rule on a court action against Theresa May to prevent her using executive powers under the royal prerogative to start the process of leaving the European Union.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2016

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Labour fined £20,000 for undeclared election spending including for Ed Stone – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2016 in elections, fines, news, political parties by michael

‘Labour has been fined £20,000 by the Electoral Commission, the largest imposed by the body in its history, for undeclared election spending during the 2015 campaign, including more than £7,000 on the so-called “Ed Stone”.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2016

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How are the boundary changes going to affect you? – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2016 in boundaries, elections, news, parliament by sally

‘You may wonder what it has to do with you if two or three electoral wards move from one constituency to another at the other end of the country.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2016

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Theresa May heading for fight over ‘perverse’ election boundaries review that will slash MP numbers – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, news, parliament by tracey

‘Theresa May is on a collision course with Parliament over controversial plans to redraw the election map of the UK after Conservative MPs attacked them, with one branding them “perverse”. The review of constituencies due to be published next week will see the number of MPs in the Commons slashed from 650 to 600.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2016

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Kenneth Campbell QC: Constitutional Discourse Post-referendum: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going Next? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 1st, 2016 in constitutional reform, EC law, elections, news, parliament, referendums by sally

‘In common with other constitutional and EU law sites, this blog glowed white hot in the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum. Understandably, many commentators were occupied with the roles of the UK Parliament and the executive exercise of prerogative powers in the mechanics of the giving of notice in terms of Art 50. Given the nature of these issues, scholarly and practitioner comment has been taken up in wider debate, and Nick Barber, Tom Hickman and Jeff King’s contribution has perhaps been particularly prominent. As the new political season approaches, this post seeks to assess the state of play about several current and medium term issues.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st September 2016

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Set up new watchdog to call out false claims in referendum campaigns, report recommends – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2016 in elections, misrepresentation, news, referendums, reports by sally

‘The Government should designate an official public body as a watchdog to intervene when factually incorrect political claims are made in future referendums, it has been recommended.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2016

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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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