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Electoral Commission writes to Crown Prosecution Services on Tory Election Spending

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Post by Angry Andy on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:24 pm

The Tory party will close ranks with the dark forces in the establishment to cover this up.
THe Freemasons will get their way,  and it will all be brushed uder the carpet , in the same way as Princess Diana's convenient death and the bizarre 'suicide' of WMD expert David Kelly, murdered by the security services at the behest of the Government, then covered up to look like suicide.
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Post by nicko on Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:52 pm

I'M with you on David Kelly, but on Diana I don't think so.
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Post by sassy on Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:16 pm

Handy Andy wrote:The Tory party will close ranks with the dark forces in the establishment to cover this up.
THe Freemasons will get their way,  and it will all be brushed uder the carpet , in the same way as Princess Diana's convenient death and the bizarre 'suicide' of WMD expert David Kelly, murdered by the security services at the behest of the Government, then covered up to look like suicide.


There are 26 Tory MPs that are going to be investigated, twice as many as their majority.  If found guilty they have a criminal conviction and their seats will have to be voted on again.
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Post by Angry Andy on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:00 am

Which is precisely why the Conservative hierarchy and the dark forces will buy off the CPS to ensure there are no prosecutions.
They are all in it together.
Dave told us already.
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Post by sassy on Wed May 04, 2016 10:17 pm

CPS clears the way for each Police Force to consider prosecuting 26 Tory MPs for Electoral Fraud


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Post by sassy on Fri May 06, 2016 5:52 pm

Eight police forces probe Conservative 2015 election expenses

Eight police forces are investigating whether Conservative MPs filed election expenses illegally after the 2015 General Election, the BBC understands.

The allegations centre around failing to register the accommodation costs of party activists who were involved in the "battle bus" operation.
The party has blamed an "administrative error".

A Conservative spokesman said the party had already brought the error to the attention of the Electoral Commission.

The activists on the party's battle bus targeted marginal seats.

'Campaign activity'


The police probe will ascertain whether the expenses for the people using the bus should have been filed by the MPs' agents in their local expenses.
Failing to file correct expenses is a criminal offence.

The eight forces actively investigating are West Yorkshire Police, Derbyshire Police, Greater Manchester Police, Devon and Cornwall Police, Gloucestershire Police, Northamptonshire Police, Staffordshire Police, and Cheshire Police.

A further four forces are waiting for further information, the BBC understands.

Police can investigate such claims up to a year after the election expenses were filed and West Yorkshire Police, Derbyshire Police, and Greater Manchester Police have started the process of getting extensions to the time limit.

A Conservative spokesperson said: "As is apparent from our national return, the party declared expenditure related to our CCHQ-organised Battlebus.

"However, due to administrative error it omitted to declare the accommodation costs of those using the vehicles. This is something we have already brought to the attention of the Electoral Commission in order to amend the return.

"The party always took the view that our national Battlebus, a highly-publicised campaign activity, was part of the national return - and we would have no reason not to declare it as such, given that the party was some millions below the national spending threshold.

"Other political parties ran similar vehicles which visited different parliamentary constituencies as part of their national campaigning."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36231138


26 MPs - administrative error, I don't think so.
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Post by sassy on Tue May 10, 2016 8:11 pm

Warwickshire become the 10th Police Force to launch a Criminal Investigation into Tory Election Fraud

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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 12:18 pm

Electoral Commission takes Tories to High Court over election spending scandal

It's awkward timing for David Cameron, who launches his anti-corruption summit today in London


The Electoral Commission is taking the Conservative Party to the High Court over the election spending scandal.

The Mirror revealed two months ago that at least 24 Tory MPs had help from notorious battle buses ferrying hundreds of volunteers to marginal constituencies during the 2015 general election but didn’t declare any of the spending as required by law.

Breaching spending limits is a criminal offence and could lead to calls for by-elections.

It comes at an awkward time for David Cameron , who today kicks off an anti-corruption summit in London.

The slowly-unfolding scandal has led to several MPs and one Police and Crime Commissioner coming under criminal investigation by police.

The Electoral Commission are taking the Tories to the High Court to force them to reveal documents detailing the spending on Battle Buses ahead of the 2015 general election.

The Commission have already asked the Tories twice for the documents, but they have only provided "limited" disclosure.

Political parties have a legal obligation to provide full spending disclosures to the Commission on request.

Bob Posner, Director of Party and Election Finance and Legal Counsel at the Electoral Commission said: "If parties under investigation do not comply with our requirements for the disclosure of relevant material in reasonable time and after sufficient opportunity to do so, the Commission can seek recourse through the courts.

"We are today asking the court to require the Party to fully disclose the documents and information we regard as necessary to effectively progress our investigation into the Party’s campaign spending returns."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/electoral-commission-takes-tories-high-7952712




Corrupt to the core and only got into power because of this corruption
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Post by sassy on Sun May 15, 2016 12:31 am




  • 33 constituencies involved
  • 29 winning Tory MPs implicated
  • 10 police forces investigating
  • 2,408 hotel nights
  • £182,000 spending uncovered


​ Election laws exist to protect our democracy and ensure a level playing field. Candidates and parties must declare all their campaign spending, and stick within spending limits, to stop richer parties gaining an unfair advantage.

Yet a Channel 4 investigation has uncovered compelling evidence suggesting large-scale and systematic abuse of election rules by the Conservative Party in last year's General Election and three key by-elections in 2014.

The alleged abuse strikes at the very heart of fairness in Britain and the integrity of our democracy. Now the Electoral Commission has launched an investigation, along with eight police forces across the country.
 Conservatives appear to have overspent on three by-elections February 2016
Pressure came to a head after the resignation of Conservative Patrick Mercer, and two defections to UKIP. Suddenly, the Tories had three unexpected by-elections to fight in the second half of 2014. They put forward Kelly Tolhurst to contest Rochester and Strood, Giles Watling in Clacton-on-Sea, and Robert Jenrick in Newark-upon-Trent.

In each area, the party was determined to win. But did candidates break the law when declaring their election expenses? Channel 4 News has found almost £100,000 spent during these campaigns that appears not to have been declared. If it had to be declared and was included on spending returns, all three Conservative candidates would have breached the legal spending limits.

£96,793 officially declared+£56,867£53,660 over£100,000 capKelly Tolhurst MPRochester and Strood£84,049 officially declared+£26,786£10,835 over£100,000 capGiles WatlingClacton£96,191 officially declared+£10,459£6,650 over£100,000 capRobert Jenrick MPNewarkLegal spending cap
Chart shows the amounts declared by each candidate on their official spending returns, with the addition of costs uncovered by Channel 4 News from the by-election regulated period. The legal spending limit for by-election campaigns is also shown.
Our investigation has uncovered hundreds of pages of receipts for more than 2,000 nights of hotel stays. In each of three by-election campaigns, we found a pattern — luxury hotels for senior staff, while junior campaigners were put up cheaper rooms - usually the local Premier Inn.

The campaign spending was similar in other ways: 770 rooms were booked in the name or home address of one Conservative staffer - Marion Little - while others appeared under the name “Mr Conservatives”.



None of these hotel receipts seem to have been declared by the party.

Emails and staff rosters show that party workers named on hotel bookings were allocated to work on the by-election campaigns, and we’ve spoken to one party worker, Katie Woodland, who stayed in a hotel, and told how she spent days promoting the by-election candidate in Clacton.

Under the law, candidates and their election agents must not spend more than £100,000 on by-election campaigns. In all three seats, the Conservatives declared less than this limit. However, if the hotel costs we uncovered should have been included, the limit would have been exceeded.



 





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