Lord Evans’ statement on the Government’s response to the Committee’s Regulating Election Finance report


Press release

Lord Evans has responded to the publication of the Government’s initial response to the Committee’s 22nd report on the regulation of election finance.

Image of Lord Evans looking at the camera

Today, the Government published its response to the Committee’s report on election finance.

In response, Lord Evans said:

“We welcome the Government’s prompt initial response and further consideration of the recommendations we made in our report on election finance.

Our recommendations are a package of practical measures to modernise and build greater integrity into the regulation of election finance.

Our report reiterated our strong belief in the value of an independent regulator, insulated from political pressures and at arm’s length from the government.

We will maintain a close interest in these matters as the Elections Bill is debated and look forward to the Government’s further analysis of the impact of our recommendations.”

Published 15 September 2021

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