Vote Leave expenses appeal – Electoral Commission wins


Re: R (The Good Law Project) v Electoral Commission [2019] EWCA Civ 1567

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.