SIR NICHOLAS SOAMES’S QUESTION ON THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM

13th March 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames’s question to the Government on the effect of dark money on transparency and influence in UK politics.

 

This matter really is first-order business for the Government. Our electoral system has always been something of which this country has been proud. I urge my hon. Friend to push ahead with the steps needed to control this activity, because it is clear that on these big issues it is very bad news if people believe that the electoral system has been corrupted.

My right hon. Friend makes a weighty and important point. He is absolutely right that we should not be complacent about the way our electoral system runs. We have already taken forward a series of measures to ensure that it is secure, and we will do more of that to ensure that our system is good for today and fit for tomorrow.

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Vol. 656
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