Vote Leave expenses appeal – Electoral Commission wins
R (The Good Law Project) v Electoral Commission  EWCA Civ 1567
- Related Member(s):
- Jessica Simor QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- Election Law, Public Law
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
The correct interpretation of the legislation read as a whole is that a donation to a permitted participant cannot also be an election expense incurred by the donor. This interpretation accords both with the natural and ordinary meaning of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, s 111(2) and its underlying objectives.
Jessica Simor QC was involved in this case.