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Last week, the Crown Prosecution Service announced that it would not be pressing charges against the candidates or agents investigated in connection with the 2015 election expenses scandal. Contrary to Theresa May’s assertion that this proves that her party ‘did nothing wrong’ it more aptly demonstrates how urgently our electoral laws need reform.
As parties scramble to get Prospective Parliamentary Candidates in place, boost fundraising, and write manifestos, a hangover from the 2015 general election lingers - the ongoing electoral fraud investigations against a substantial number of Conservative MPs. There are also wider lessons on campaign spending that still need to be learnt - but perhaps not in time.