Netizen 24 GBR: Electoral Commission launch investigation into Momentum's election spending

By On December 07, 2017

Electoral Commission launch investigation into Momentum's election spending

The Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into whether the Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum movement breached campaign finance rules at this year's general election.

In a statement, the Commission said it will look at whether or not the campaign group "spent in excess of the spending limits for an unauthorised non-party campaigner".

It will investigate whether far left activists submitted a return that "did not include accurate donation information and/or the required declaration stating that the donation return was complete and accurate."

Momentum is a far-left grassroots organisation set up after the Labour Leader's election victory in 2015. Formed by Jon Lansman, it is strongly supportive of Mr Corbyn and his policies.

The Commission will into "whether or not Momentum submitted a return that did not inc lude all invoices for payments of more than £200" and "whether or not Momentum submitted a return that was not a complete statement of payments made in respect of controlled expenditure."

Source: Google News

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