Examining election expenses – What to look for.

These are our top tips for what to look for when going through election expenses receipts:

  1. Any claims that are split between long and short campaigns, or local and general elections, or different candidates
  2. Any claims where only part of the cost is declared, i.e. there are ‘unused’ leaflets etc. that are not included.
  3. Any companies providing services – do they have a connection with the party? (Try to find out who the directors are)
  4. 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


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