Peter Lilley.

Peter Lilley.

It should be easy to dismiss the concerns mentioned here – but the Conservatives have just doubled their seats in the Scottish Parliament.

And there were concerns over alleged vote-rigging in the independence referendum as well.

It seems that matters which should stay neutral are being increasingly politicised, with democracy the loser.

The Conservative Government would privatise everything but justice and national defence if it could.

But with doubt raised over elected police commissioners and now election count agencies, have David Cameron and his cronies paid too little attention to the possibility of corruption?

Or do they welcome it?

A Tory MP is a director of a company that has become a major player in how elections are managed in Scotland, it has emerged.

Concerns have been raised with the Electoral Commission about the involvement with Idox of former Tory Cabinet minister Peter Lilley, who is a senior non-executive director.

Idox has had a hand in providing count software, including postal vote management support, among other services, for elections since at least 2012.

In a statement to shareholders, the firm said it also successfully provided “the majority of electoral services” for the 2014 Scottish referendum, saying that its systems managed the highest turnout in recent years for a major UK election.

Source: Concerns raised over senior Tory MP link to election count firm (From Herald Scotland)

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