The allegations relate to the 2015 general election [Image: PA].

The allegations relate to the 2015 general election [Image: PA].


Two wrongs don’t make a “right”, as This Writer has stated many times.

If the Conservative Party believes other political organisations have broken UK election spending rules, let them submit their detailed evidence to the Electoral Commission and the police – as I have, along with many others.

It won’t take any of the heat off them, though.

People like Charles Walker seem to think that they can get away with anything if only they can show that somebody else has done it too. That’s not how this works.

If Conservatives, or anyone else, are found guilty of electoral crimes, then they must be punished.

The Electoral Commission risks looking as if it is “biased” in investigating allegations that the Conservatives broke election spending rules, a Tory MP has said.

Charles Walker wrote to the Commission on Tuesday arguing that “a number of political parties have interpreted the rules on election spending in a similar fashion to the Conservative party”.

Mr Walker said other parties including Labour, the SNP, and the Liberal Democrats had registered visits from battle busses as national expenditure rather than locally in constituencies they visited.

Source: Tories say Electoral Commission risks looking biased over election fraud investigation | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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