A ‘dark money’ trust that gave £416,000 to the Scottish Conservatives has again been fined by the Electoral Commission for the late declaration of a donation.
An £1,800 fine imposed on a Tory dark money trust is "derisory" and "an advert to break the rules", say politicians and campaigners.
With the prospect of a general election looming, the Electoral Commission has been criticised for taking more than 14 months to investigate an opaque funder linked to the Scottish Conservatives.
A student council at one of Scotland's leading universities has criticised the intervention of 'dark money' from a right wing US Christian organisation in a row over freedom of speech.
A Westminster bill to scrap a time limit on donations to political parties from UK citizens living abroad could unleash a new wave of ‘dark money’ into politics, campaigners have warned.
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the UK government must name the MPs that belong to the European Research Group, which favours a hard Brexit and is led by Jacob-Rees Mogg MP.
Facebook has new transparency rules on political ads. But in the last week pro-Brexit groups have spent tens of thousands pushing No Deal - without having to explain who pays for them.
The Irvine Unionist Club has been fined by the Electoral Commission after not properly reporting a £100,000 to the Conservative Party.