Independent report

A complaint about the Electoral Commission

A report by the Parliamentary Ombudsman on an investigation into a complaint about the Electoral Commission by Mr P.

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A complaint about the Electoral Commission

A report by the Parliamentary Ombudsman on an investigation into a complaint about the Electoral Commission

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Mr P complained that the Electoral Commission was seriously at fault in the way it considered donations to the Liberal Democrat Party in 2005. He also complained that the Commission refused to allow him to pursue his complaint about that. We have partly upheld Mr P’s complaint. The Commission was responsible for monitoring political parties’ compliance with the laws on receiving and accepting donations. We have found that the Commission, in the course of discharging that statutory responsibility, did not make adequate enquiries of the Party, and that its failure to do so was maladministration.