VOTE Leave has been FINED for overspending during the EU Referendum after the biased Electoral Commision claimed the campaign group ‘colluded’ with another Brexit group called “BeLeave”
The official Brexit campaign was fined a whopping £61,000 and referred to police for ‘breaking the electoral law.’
The biased Electoral Commission slammed Vote Leave’s decision to hand more than £600,000 to Darren Grimes, then 23 – which he used via his group ‘BeLeave’ and spent it on data analytics.
The massive donation to Grimes, now 26 just days before the 2016 referendum, meant Vote Leave did not breach the £7million spending limit.
The Commission said there was “significant evidence of joint working” between Mr Grimes and Vote Leave.
That watchdog said Vote Leave should have declared the spending as its own.
The Electoral Commision has been accused of bias in the past and almost half of the board has breached the association’s impartiality rules.
Jacob Rees-Mogg called for resignations in the commission last month after it found that four of the ten body’s commissioners, including the chairman, publicly spoke out against Brexit.
Members of the EC criticised the pro-Brexit campaign and backed calls for the EU referendum to be overturned.
John Holmes, the body’s chairman, expressed his distaste for Brexit in a speech, where he said that he “regretted the result of the referendum” and complained about “the panoply of Eurosceptic nonsense about the EU” heard during the campaign.”