*R v Mackinlay and others (the Electoral Commission intervening)

Elections – Expenses. Property, goods, services or facilities transferred to or provided for the use or benefit of a candidate free of charge or at a discount, as identified in s 90C(1)(a) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, did not only fall to be declared as election expenses if they had been authorised by the candidate, his election agent or someone authorised by either or both of them. Accordingly, the Supreme Court allowed the prosecution's appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division.

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