Statement following the National Crime Agency's announcement
Commenting on the National Crime Agency’s announcement in relation to its investigation into Better for the Country and other associated companies and individuals, an Electoral Commission spokesperson yesterday said:
“We are concerned about the apparent weakness in the law, highlighted by this investigation outcome, which allows overseas funds into UK politics. We have made recommendations that would tighten the rules on campaign funding and deter breaches. We urge the UK’s governments to act on those recommendations to support voter confidence.
“Significant sums were spent on campaigning at the 2016 EU referendum and it is vital that voters have transparency over the way these campaigns were funded. It is therefore right that suspected offences are investigated by the appropriate authorities, as the NCA has done in this case.”
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