Vox Political on How the Tories Stole the Election

Mike over at Vox Political has put up several pieces on the way the Conservatives effectively stole the last election through deliberate overspending. There’s a limit on how much each candidate can spend on their campaign. The Tories got round it by sending their national battle bus to several key marginal. Mike quotes Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK as asking if this doesn’t constitute stealing the election. And shouldn’t we therefore have another one, from which the Tories are banned.

Mike’s answer is a resounding, ‘Yes’. He writes

The terrific Channel 4 News investigation continues, showing that ‘battle buses’ that visited marginal Tory constituencies were canvassing for individual candidates, not as part of a national campaign.

The number of seats gained by the Tories in this – illegal – manner exceeds that party’s majority in Parliament.

The Conservatives therefore bought the 2015 general election by illegal exceeding election expenses.

Therefore the result of the 2015 general election is not legal.

26 Tory MPs breached electoral rules in this way. The government has a slender majority of 18. They therefore stole the election, as Mike points out.

Mike has asked whether he should put up an internet petition asking for a new election to be held, from which the Tories should be banned. I agree. I think he should. I doubt that this will force the authorities to open a new election, but if enough signatures are collected, it will demonstrate that the British public isn’t taking this issue lightly, and the Tories – nor anyone else – will pull the wool over their eyes about such fraud.

Please tell Mike what you think.

The article’s at: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/04/22/proven-the-tories-bought-the-2015-election-we-need-a-new-one-and-they-should-be-barred-from-it/#comment-77796

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One Response to “Vox Political on How the Tories Stole the Election”

  1. Michelle Says:

    In relation to this info a petition was sent to Cheltenham’s 38 Degrees to investigate one of the MP’s who allegedly overspent: https://www.change.org/p/gloucestershire-constabulary-investigate-alex-chalk-mp-cheltenham-for-breaching-the-representation-of-the-peoples-act

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