Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening)

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in electoral register, forfeiture, law reports, political parties by sally

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening) [2010] UKSC 40; [2010] WLR (D) 211

“Where the Electoral Commission brought forfeiture proceedings under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 against a registered political party in respect of its acceptance of an impermissible donation the court had a discretionary power under s 58(2) to order partial forfeiture of the value of the donation if, in the particular circumstances, it was proportionate to do so.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Information Commissioner calls for new powers and ban on electoral roll sale –

Posted July 14th, 2008 in data protection, electoral register, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner has repeated his call for more powers to protect personal data and has said that local authorities should not be selling the electoral roll to marketers.”

Full story, 14th July 2008


‘Ban town halls from selling voter data’ – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2008 in advertising, electoral register, news by sally

“A wide-ranging clampdown on the sources of junk mail, cold-calling and spam email was proposed by an official report today.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2008


Appeal against UKIP donor ruling – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2007 in electoral register, news, political parties by sally

“The Electoral Commission is to appeal against a ruling that UKIP should repay only a fraction of £367,697 it received in ‘impermissible donations’.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2007


Stalking victims given anonymity – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, harassment, news by sally

“New voting legislation is set to come into effect which will allow victims of stalking and domestic violence to keep their names off the electoral roll.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2007