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4 Jul 2018

Vote Leave may have broken electoral law in Brexit campaign, leaked report suggests

Political Correspondent

Months ago, Channel 4 News and the Observer broadcast the extraordinary claims of a whistleblower, who claimed Vote Leave broke the law on spending on the 2016 Brexit referendum. Those claims reignited an Electoral Commission investigation into the actions of the official Leave campaign.

Today, in a pre-emptive strike, the Leave campaign leaked parts of the Commission’s preliminary findings that they had broken the law in four separate ways, claiming they had always acted within the spirit and letter of the law.