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Electoral Commission launches investigation into Momentum election spending

Electoral Commission launches investigation into Momentum election spending

Momentum is to be investigated by the Electoral Commission over its role campaigning for Labour during the 2017 general election, including whether it breached campaign spending rules.

It said questions over compliance risked harming voter confidence.

The grassroots campaign group behind Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of Labour is being probed over its spending during this year's General Election.

"There is significant public interest in us investigating Momentum to establish the facts in this matter and whether there have been any offences".

The group has become notorious for trying to unseat Labour MPs who disagree with Mr Corbyn, and has recently asked the party's candidates to sign a pledge of loyalty to Momentum's aims in return for election funding.

The hugely influential organisation, which has powered Jeremy Corbyn's transformation of the Labour party, faces claims that it exceeded spending limits and failed to declare accurate or complete returns on donations and payments.

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Mr Lansman himself is expected to grab one of three new seats on the NEC open to constituency members, in upcoming elections.

The group is accused of spending more than the overall limit, wrongly recording donations on its paperwork, handing in incomplete payments reports and shelling out large sums of money without the proper invoices.

Momentum, who have nearly 30,000 members, are classed as a registered non-party campaigner by the electoral commission and are being investigated under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

In a statement on Thursday, the commission said it was possible contraventions or offences of a different nature could be found during the investigation.

The Commission's briefing note set out how "non-party campaigners" are allowed to undertake "targeted spending", but only within prescribed limits.

"If that party provides authorisation, the registered non-party campaigner can spend up to the limit authorised by the political party".


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