Labour breached the Electoral Finance Act again, today
Thousands get e-mails with a link to the "two Johns" video
Labour breached the Electoral Finance Act again today by sending unsolicited emails to many thousands of in boxes this evening. The email had a link to a Labour Party website which has the "two Johns" advertisement that was censured by the Advertising Standards Authority and removed from YouTube.
But if you click on the designated button after you've read the Clark letter, you earn five points. You also end up at the Labour08 website that is also authorised by Mike Smith - except he now lives somewhere else. There are other links to the Labour site as well including this one which has the "two johns" video.
So not only has Labour encouraged Smile City to arrange letters asking subscribers to vote Labour and visit its website, its breached its own Electoral Finance Act as well due to the advertisement's false residential address. It is also arguable that the e-mail was not appropriate reward mail, and if that's so it is unsolicited, despite the ability to earn points, and Labour has encouraged SmileCity to breach its own privacy provisions as well.
I have a copy of the email and can send it to anyone on request.
Labels: Electoral FInance Act