Now the Electoral Commission orders an investigation into LeaveEU’s referendum finances

April 21st, 2017


The Indy is reporting that the Electoral Commission is to launch an investigation into the finances of Leave.EU.

“The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation into spending at the European Union referendum by the campaign group Leave.EU, it has announced.

The Commission says the investigation will focus on whether the Brexit-supporting campaign took “impermissible” donations and said there were “reasonable grounds to suspect that potential offences” may have been committed by the campaign.

A spokesperson for the Commission said: “The Electoral Commission has begun an investigation into Leave.EU’s EU Referendum spending return. This followed an assessment which concluded that there were reasonable grounds to suspect that potential offences under the law may have occurred.”

This could get messy particularly during the election campaign given the closest of the results – 51.9% to 48.1% – and that TMay is making BREXIT her key GE2017 campaign plank.

Mike Smithson