Electoral Commission

Lib Dems Facing 'Criminal' Investigation Over Party Donations

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Politics

With little more than a month before the general election, the Liberal Democrats are facing a police investigation over allegations they received dona...

Lib Dem Targeted In Undercover Sting Quits Party, But He'll Stand For Election Anyway

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat has quit as the party's general election candidate after apparently claiming to an undercover reporter posing as a wealthy Indian b...

We Must All Wake Up to the Challenge of Voter Registration, Before Its Too Late

Stephen Twigg | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Twigg

Registration is key for voter turnout and is the basis for constituency boundaries. As a movement, we must all wake up to the challenge of voter registration as Councillors, MPs and activists, before it's too late.

Ukip Fury At Folded Ballot Papers As 'Imitation' Party Threatens Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Ukip voters have suggested that polling stations are handing ballot papers to attendees with a fold obscuring the name of their party. Dozens of pe...

Extremist Party's Use Of Lee Rigby Slogan Prompts Grovelling Apology

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The Electoral Commission has been forced to make an embarrassing apology after allowing an extremist party to use a slogan featuring murdered soldier ...

Voter ID in Britain? A Note of Caution from Academic Research

Toby James | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Toby James

In short, there are concerns about voter fraud but no evidence that it is widespread. Concerns more often arise from accusations of fraud made by politicians in the media, rather than concrete cases. We can expect that voter ID could reduce turnout unevenly, and party positions on the policy issue will be electorally motivated. We frankly need more research.

Electoral Commission Wants All Voters To Show ID At The Polling Station

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

All voters should be required to show proof of identity when they turn up at a polling station before they can cast their vote, the official UK electi...

New Lobbying Bill Will Affect Charities' Ability To Campaign On Political Issues

The Guardian | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics

The Electoral Commission, Britain's elections watchdog, has concluded that government plans to curb political campaigning by charities before a genera...

UK Concern As Mugabe 'Re-Elected' Amid Fraud Claims

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today commended the people of Zimbabwe for holding peaceful presidential polls, but voiced "grave concerns" about the ...

Does Democracy Begin at Home? Why Many People With Learning Disabilities Won't Vote Tomorrow

Su Sayer | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Su Sayer

Something struck me while the Arab Spring was spreading throughout the Middle East in 2011. The main reason so much of the British media and public was enthusiastic about these revolutions was the hope they would result in the spread of democracy to other countries.

Electoral Commission To Look Into Poor PCC Turnout

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

An in-depth investigation into dire voter turnout at the polls for police and crime commissioners is being launched by an elections watchdog. The E...

'A Comedy Of Errors'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Government's handling of the first elections to the post of police and crime commissioner was branded a "comedy of errors" as voters went to the p...

Conservative Party Received £83m From 'Rich List'

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party has received donations of more than £83 million from people on the Sunday Times Rich List, according to a trade union study. ...

Cruddas Cleared By Electoral Commission

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Peter Cruddas, the former Tory treasurer, has been cleared of breaching donation laws by the Electoral Commission. The Commission said they found "...

We Must Forget Our Current Politicians, and Look to the Next Generation for Hope

Henneke Sharif | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Politics
Henneke Sharif

In a week of political misery, I've seen a chink of light, and it was in Ghent.

SNP Election Campaign Expenditure Topped £1m

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Politics

The SNP spent more than £1 million on its successful Holyrood election campaign, close to the combined total of the three other largest parties. T...

FULL TEXT: Labour's Anas Sarwar's Letter To Electoral Commission

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Politics

Peter Wardle Chief Executive The Electoral Commission Dear Peter, Rt Hon Liam Fox MP and the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Ac...

Every Party Should Back Reforms to Fight Election Fraud

Jonathan Walker | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Politics
Jonathan Walker

The key change being introduced is individual voter registration, and it's a change that's been too long coming.

Improving our Democratic Process

Mark Harper | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Harper

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, the country will register to vote with a new system that is not only fit for the 21st Century, but that also protects better against fraud.

Electoral Commission Rules Out Coulson Investigation

PA | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Electoral Commission will not open an investigation into payments made to David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson by ...

Billionaires And Bob Crow: What The Latest Electoral Commission Figures Reveal

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Labour party remains £10m in debt and is almost entirely dependent on unions for funding, official figures revealed on Wednesday. The electora...

Who Spends More, The Conservatives Or Labour?

Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Conservative Party spent £15 million more than Labour last year, according to official figures. The Tories spent £49,205...