Probe into Corbyn Momentum spend
AN investigation has been launched by the UK’s democracy watchdog into whether the Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum movement breached spending rules at this year’s general election.
The Electoral Commission said its probe would look into whether Momentum’s spending breached the limits for non-party campaigners in national elections.
And it will also consider whether returns submitted by the group accurately recorded donations and payments relating to the 2017 campaign.
The Commission’s director of political finance and regulation and legal counsel, Bob Posner, said: “There is significant public interest in us investigating Momentum to establish the facts.”