Good Law Project challenge to Electoral Commission’s decision on AggregateIQ payments granted permission


The Good Law Project’s challenge to the Electoral Commission decision to allow Vote Leave Ltd to pay AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd £725,000, in excess of its referendum expenditure limit, was granted permission by the Divisional Court, with expedition. The payment was made for services allegedly provided to Darren Grimes and Veterans for Britain. The Electoral Commission had already conceded the challenge to the unreasonableness of its decision to close its investigation into “common plan” expenditure, and has re-opened that investigation.

Jessica Simor QC leading Tom Cleaver who was instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn for the claimant.

Please see here for the judgment, [2018] EWHC 602 (Admin).