Police confirm ‘significant’ investigation into Conservatives over secretive election call centre
The probe follows an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News into a Welsh call centre contracted by the Conservative Party
MP in court on election expenses charges
A Conservative MP has appeared in court over fraud charges relating to his 2015 general election expenses. Craig Mackinlay, the South Thanet MP, his election agent Nathan Gray and senior Conservative party campaigner Marion Little also face charges after an investigation by this programme. All three pleaded not guilty in court.
No charges for Tories over Battlebus 2015 election expenses investigation
Conservative MPs and agents will face no charges over election expenses allegations relating to the party’s 2015 Battlebus campaign, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Exclusive: CPS considering charges against over 30 people including Tory MPs over expenses
Criminal charges against more than 30 people, including a raft of Conservative MPs and their agents, are being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service over election expenses at the last general election, Channel 4 News can reveal.
Election Expenses update
The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner could face criminal charges over allegations she failed to properly declare the election expenses of a Conservative candidate during the 2015 General Election.
Election expenses scandal debate
Gavin Millar QC, an expert in election law, and John Strafford, who is the Chairman of the Campaign for Conservative Democracy speak on the election expenses scandal.
David Cameron questioned on Conservative breaches of election law
“What personal responsibility do you take, given that election was run by two men you gave peerages to and empowered to run that election?”
David Cameron and the election expenses scandal
The record £70,000 fine handed out to to the Tory party for improperly declaring election expenses may have landed during Theresa May’s premiership, but the actions that provoked it happened on David Cameron’s watch.
South Thanet’s reaction to election expenses scandal
The place thought most likely to face a by-election as a result of the expenses investigations is South Thanet, where the Tories went all out during the 2015 general election to deny UKIP leader Nigel Farage a seat in parliament. Craig Mackinlay, the man who did win South Thanet for the Conservatives, has been questioned…
Record fine for Conservative Party in election expenses scandal
The Conservative Party repeatedly broke the law by failing to properly declare its election expenses during the last general election. That’s the categorical and damning finding of a year long investigation by the Electoral Commission – the official body charged with regulating political parties and elections. It follows a long-running investigation by Channel 4 News…
Election Expenses: New emails show more members of PM’s top team involved
At least 12 Conservative MPs are facing the possibility of criminal charges tonight – after they were referred to the CPS by police over their election expenses following a year long investigation by this programme. And there are more allegations that this scandal leads to the heart of Downing Street.
MP Craig Mackinlay interviewed by police over expenses
Channel 4 News understands that the Conservative MP for South Thanet has been interviewed by the police in relation to Conservative Party election expenses.
Tory whistleblowers accuse Conservatives of ‘huge betrayal’ of electorate over expenses
Two members of a Conservative campaigning “hit squad” in the 2015 election tell Channel 4 News the party “cheated” by not properly declaring its election spending.
Election Expenses: New emails reveal PM’s top aide in central role in local campaign
A cache of secret documents obtained by Channel 4 News reveal the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Nick Timothy played a central role in a controversial election campaign now under police investigation.
Election expenses: new emails reveal PM’s top aide in central role in local campaign
He has been Theresa May’s right-hand man for seven years, first as her Home Office adviser and now as the Downing Street chief of staff. But Nick Timothy is tonight facing fresh questions about his role in the 2015 general election.