Vote Leave Referred To Police By Watchdog Who Found ‘Significant Evidence’ It Broke Electoral Law

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The official Brexit campaign exceeded its legal spending limit, according to the Electoral Commission

  • Nicola Slawson
  • HuffPost

Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and reported to the police by the Electoral Commission for breaking electoral law.

A 'Vote Leave' sign is seen by the roadside near Charing urging people to vote for Brexit in the upcoming EU referendum is seen on the roadside near Charing south east of London on June 16, 2016. Britain goes to the polls in a week on June 23 to vote to leave or remain in the European Union. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

A ‘Vote Leave’ sign is seen by the roadside near Charing urging people to vote for Brexit in the upcoming EU referendum is seen on the roadside near Charing south east of London on June 16, 2016.
Britain goes to the polls in a week on June 23 to vote to leave or remain in the European Union. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

The Electoral Commission published the conclusions of its investigation into the campaign spending of Vote Leave and found “significant evidence” of coordination with another campaign group, BeLeave.

The Electoral Commission found that the campaign group exceeded its legal spending limit of £7m by almost £500,000 during the 2016 referendum campaign.

The watchdog found…

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