Tory Election Fraud. #toryelectionfraud

Introduction

This site has been created to help gather together sources casting light on allegations regarding the Conservative Party spending return for the 2015 General Election (and three by-elections in 2014) and make it more accessible to the public at large.

On the 18th February 2016, in response to Channel 4’s endeavours, the Electoral Commission launched their investigation and on the 28th April 2016 followed up with a statement confirming it had “requested that the Crown (CPS) Prosecution Service and the police consider applying for an extension to the time limit available to pursue criminal prosecutions.”

The Background

In May 2014, attempting to steal a little UKIP limelight, David Cameron promised that

  • if The Conservatives won the next General Election
  • if they had a majority
  • if he was still leader

…he’d try to reform the EU and then hold an EU referendum before the end of 2017. Very few took him seriously.

Later in 2014 one resignation and two defections to UKIP saw the Conservatives contesting three unexpected by-elections that had Cameron’s leadership teetering on a ledge.

Right up to the day when the General Election votes rolled in, Cameron’s EU promise was widely accepted as the impossible dream.

Perhaps it was.

The Law

The Electoral Commission state –There are rules on how much candidates can spend on their campaigns and where they receive their funding from.” plus There are two types of spending by or on behalf of parties at certain elections:

  • Candidate spending
  • Party campaign spending

Candidate spending is when a candidate authorises campaigning to promote them at an election. For example, leaflets, billboard advertising, websites and campaign staff costs.

Party campaign spending is authorised by a party to promote the party and its policies generally. For example, national newspaper adverts for the party, or leaflets explaining party policy. It also includes spending on promoting candidates at elections where the party nominates a list of candidates for a region, rather than individual candidates for local areas.

The Reason

It’s all about Legitimacy. The Conservatives won the 2015 General Election returning 331 MPs which gave them a 12 seat majority.

If just 6 winning MPs independently broke the law to win their seats this would reduce the number of Conservatives in Westminster to the magic 325 and they’d no longer have a majority.

However the very real possibility of a Party wide conspiracy, systematically cheating to win, has attracted the Electoral Commission’s eye – resulting in them requesting the involvement of various Police Authorities and the Crown (CPS) Prosecution Service – and, if proven, signals the end of Westminster as we know it.

Just imagine if everything the Conservative Gov’t has enacted since 2015 turns out to have no democratic legitimacy.

The Action

Despite this being probably the most important news story in a generation, the silence is deafening. This resource was created to aid investigation and has been opened to you in the hope that some of you will be encouraged to look a little deeper.

The information here is by no means definitive, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Look around, take nothing for granted, share what you find and add to the data to help continue the investigation.

The Players (52)

Philip Allott
Stuart Andrew MP
Gavin Barwell MP
Jake Berry MP
James Berry MP
Alun Cairns MP
David Cameron MP
Neil Carmichael MP
Maria Caulfield MP
Alex Chalk MP
Oliver Colvile MP
Graham Cox
Byron Davies MP
Chris Davies MP
Nick De Bois
Michelle Donelan MP
Michael Ellis MP
George Eustice MP
Graham Evans MP
Kevin Foster MP
Marcus Fysh MP
Robert Halfon MP
Luke Hall MP
James Heappey MP
Alison Hernandez PCC
Robert Jenrick MP
Marcus Jones MP
Simon Kirby MP
Craig Mackinlay MP
Mary Macleod
Scott Mann MP
Tania Mathias MP
Karl McCartney MP
Amanda Milling MP
Nigel Mills MP
David Morris MP
Stephen Mosley
David Nuttall MP
Chris Philp MP
Will Quince MP
Mary Robinson MP
Amber Rudd MP
Paul Scully MP
Anna Soubry MP
Mark Spencer MP
John Stevenson MP
Maggie Throup MP
Kelly Tolhurst MP
Giles Watling
Craig Whittaker MP
Mike Wood MP
William Wragg MP

The Pictures (50)

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The Time

Only 67 days left. For some inexplicable reason if you cheat at politics and no-one notices for a whole year then you get away with it. Luckily someone noticed, the CPS started an investigation and several Police Authorities applied for an “extension to the time limit available to pursue criminal prosecutions.”

Time’s up on 7th May 2017. Hopefully, the reason it’s all quiet out there is because the various Police Authorities are busily preparing iron-clad cases, however one already dropped case doesn’t give much cause for hope.

The Articles (76)

28/02/17 Election Expenses: New emai…
08/12/16 Police commissioner Alison …
16/11/16 Kent Police investigate ele…
15/11/16 Is The Tory Election ‘Fraud…
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19/10/16 Police drop investigation i…
26/08/16 Crime commissioner expenses…
29/07/16 Whatever happened to the #T…
18/07/16 Theresa May: Is Tory Electi…
23/06/16 Election Expenses Exposed (…
15/06/16 Police investigate former L…
08/06/16 MP Will Quince facing inves…
06/06/16 Did the Conservatives steal…
06/06/16 More Tory election fraud al…
03/06/16 Lincolnshire Police launch …
02/06/16 MPs are linked to Tory batt…
01/06/16 Election expenses: Allegati…
01/06/16 Kent Police granted more ti…
01/06/16 Standard inquiry
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31/05/16 Feeling more blues part two
31/05/16 A whistleblower exposes a m…
28/05/16 19 police forces have or wa…
27/05/16 Leaked emails: West Yorkshi…
27/05/16 2015 general election fraud…
27/05/16 New expenses scandal emerge…
27/05/16 Cumbria Police given ‘impro…
26/05/16 Sitting MP and former MP Du…
26/05/16 Tory Expenses – The US Cont…
25/05/16 Devon & Cornwall police giv…
24/05/16 Alex Chalk Under Investigation
21/05/16 Tory Expenses – Hove For No…
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19/05/16 Police investigating Tory G…
17/05/16 Tory Expenses – Chippenham …
15/05/16 Tory party chiefs personall…
15/05/16 What are the likely consequ…
14/05/16 ‘Tatler Tory’ faces electio…
13/05/16 Police in Somerset reviewin…
13/05/16 Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk sa…
13/05/16 Election expenses fraud acc…
13/05/16 Police called in to investi…
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13/05/16 What is the Tory election e…
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12/05/16 Avon and Somerset police ‘r…
11/05/16 Eustice among MPs to be pro…
11/05/16 Tory election expenses: Nei…
11/05/16 Warwickshire Police investi…
10/05/16 Cheshire Police investigate…
09/05/16 PCC Alison Hernandez ‘shoul…
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06/05/16 Tory election expenses: pol…
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06/05/16 Police receive electoral fr…
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04/05/16 Police asked to probe Tory …
28/04/16 Police to probe the electio…
22/04/16 If this is the Tories’ excu…
21/04/16 Exclusive: West MP denies w…
21/04/16 Barwell’s forgotten campaig…
21/04/16 New evidence Tories bankrol…
20/04/16 Conservatives admit failure…
13/04/16 Feeling more blues
29/03/16 Conservative MPs ‘broke the…
03/03/16 MP Luke Hall accused over T…
02/03/16 Nuneaton MP denies wrongdoi…
01/03/16 Plymouth MP named among 24 …
29/02/16 Busted: The 29 Tories and h…
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