Election expenses rules must be clarified after Tory CPS ruling, says barrister

'Electoral expenses rules must be reviewed to avoid confusion', says barrister

The CPS has ruled against charging Conservatives (Stock image)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The rules on electoral expenses must be made clearer for candidates and their agents, according to a barrister who spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer this afternoon.

The Crown Prosecution Service has ruled that no charges will be brought against Conservatives who were being investigated over electoral expenses in the 2015 general election.

John Cooper QC told Julia Hartley-Brewer that there shouldn't be a full Parliamentary enquiry into rules on electoral expenses as there is more important work to be done, but the situation does need looking at.

However, he added that the law on the matter is very clear and does not need to be changed.

Listen to the full interview above