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Thursday, March 16, 2017

ELECTORAL COMMISSION FINES FOR POLITICAL PARTY OVER ELECTION EXPENSES

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/222935/Report-in-respect-of-the-Conservative-and-Unionist-Party.pdf



"Investigation in respect of the Conservative and Unionist Party campaign spending returns for the  2014 European Parliamentary Election, and  2015 UK Parliamentary General Election, and in respect of the 2014 parliamentary by-elections in Clacton, Newark and Rochester and Strood" - Electoral Commission



You will have read in the national press, on television and radio that the Conservative Party has been fined for not properly declaring all their election expenses. The 37-page report is robust, and further police enquiries are taking currently place.

In order that our local Peterborough councillors, their Agents and anyone who in future intends to run for office are fully aware of what has been happening, a link to the full 37 page report is here:  http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/222935/Report-in-respect-of-the-Conservative-and-Unionist-Party.pdf 

Hopefully it will be read and fully understood by all concerned (particularly the party agents) as there is evidence that during the last two local elections various additional expenses were incurred (the Peterborough Tribune raised one such issue locally, as part of a planning enquiry, and as if by magic the offending publicity and expensively laminated posters vanished overnight), but not properly declared as election expenses.

Should anyone have evidence, (or can lead police to some evidence) they should first contact POLICE rather than the Electoral Commission. We will also assist to ensure the material/evidence gets into the right hands..


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OUR HUMAN RIGHT TO LAMPOON AND CRITICISE POLITICIANS

THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

We have the full High Court judgment, saved as a page on here. l

ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).

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