ANOTHER electoral law breach is alleged against the Tories

Look at this. It seems the Conservative Party simple can’t keep itself on the right side of electoral law.

Tory claims that they have done nothing wrong will have to be researched by the police and the Electoral Commission – again – and it may be necessary to work out which Tory MPs may have benefited as a result of this alleged lawbreaking.

Is it too much to hope that the investigation won’t take a year?

A secretive call centre operating on behalf the Conservative Party during he election campaign may have been illegal.

Call centre workers at the market research firm in Neath, South Wales, read from a script as they made thousands of calls to voters in marginal seats in the weeks leading up to the election.

But the undercover probe found the script appeared to canvass for support – which would be regulated under electoral law – rather than conducting market research – which would not.

Calls were also allegedly made on the day of the election to promote individual candidates – which could be in breach of electoral law.

It’s against the law to pay someone to canvass for a particular candidate.

The investigation also claims staff were told to say they were calling from ‘Axe Research’ – a company which does not exist.

Data Protection law says companies must reveal who they are and how the data will be used.

The Conservative Party has said it did not break the law.

Source: Secretive Tory call centre ‘may have breached electoral law’ ahead of 2017 general election – Mirror Online

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