R (on the application of the Good Law Project) v Electoral Commission

Practice – Declaration. Following its previous judgment in the present case (see [2018] All ER (D) 24 (Sep)), the Divisional Court declared that, on the proper interpretation of the definition of 'referendum expenses' in 111(2) of the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000, three payments totalling £620,000 made by Vote Leave to a company between 16 and 21 June 2016 to pay for advertising services purchased by the second interested party had been referendum expenses incurred by Vote Leave. It further ordered the defendant to pay the sum of £40,000 on account of the costs awarded to the claimant.

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