Saturday, 2 January 2016

Labour fined by Electoral Commission for late payments

The Labour Party has been fined £1,848 by the Electoral Commission for failing to pay invoices within the 30 days required by law.

The Electoral Commission felt that the Labour Party's experience and resources meant that it was unacceptable to pay 13 invoices totalling £48k (or 5% of their election spending) late. The law requires all invoices to be paid within 30 days of an election.

The Labour Party are appealing the fine in the county court.