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>> Britain's ruling conservative party hit with a 70,000 pound fine over election spending. The party failing to accurately report how much it spent on campaigning at three bi-elections in 2014 under the 2015 UK national election. According to the country's electoral commission, some returns were incomplete or inaccurate, while the party did not follow rules governing spending on campaigning at a local and national level.
The commission warning that when the rules are not followed it undermines the voter's confidence in a democratic process. It has even referred one incident to the police. The fine which is gone largest of its kind comes at a challenging time for the prime minister. Theresa May is poised to start the formal process for taking Britain out of the EU after legislation allowing her to trigger Article 50 passed through parliament earlier this week.
The party releasing a statement saying it regrets the reporting error.