Submission to Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy inquiry on defending democracy, March 2024

27 March, 2024 | 0 minute read

Our evidence focuses on the following issues:
● Threats to the UK’s democracy in the context of election finance, including foreign money, dirty money and the risk of undue influence by high-level donors.
● The lack of external engagement and visibility of the Defending Democracy Taskforce.
● Weaknesses in the UK’s enforcement regime for election finance, noting in particular the Electoral Commissions independence and powers and the lack of criminal enforcement.
● Problems with the UK’s legislative framework for election finance, including the inadequate checks that political parties are required to carry out on donors.

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