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.
The Irvine Unionist Club has been fined by the Electoral Commission after not properly reporting a £100,000 to the Conservative Party.
A trust funding the Scottish Conservatives with so-called “dark money” has revealed it has assets of £2.35 million, following an investigation by The Ferret.
A trust accused of funding the Scottish Conservatives with “dark money” has revealed its address and trustees, following an investigation by The Ferret.
Nicola Sturgeon questions the alleged use of 'dark money' from a secretive trust by the Scottish Conservatives.