English Democrats Party v Electoral Commission

Elections – Political parties. Section 23(1) of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 gave the Electoral Commission the power to make changes to entries in the register of political parties for Great Britain without the agreement of a registered party. Accordingly, the Commission's failure to give the claimant, the English Democrats Party (EDP), prior notification of its decision to remove the description 'English Democrats – England Worth Fighting For' from the register, had not rendered that decision unlawful. That decision had been made in the context of a then forthcoming by-election and the murder of the then sitting MP, Jo Cox. In the circumstances, the Queen's Bench Division dismissed the EDP's claim challenging the Commission's decision.

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