These are our top tips for what to look for when going through election expenses receipts:
- Any claims that are split between long and short campaigns, or local and general elections, or different candidates
- Any claims where only part of the cost is declared, i.e. there are ‘unused’ leaflets etc. that are not included.
- Any companies providing services – do they have a connection with the party? (Try to find out who the directors are)
- Any costs that are higher than equivalents from other candidates – this might be best shown through a spreadsheet that shows: cost; number of leaflets etc.; cost per leaflet/etc.; company