Vote Leave

Attorney General written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Attorney General, what discussion he had with First Treasury Counsel in advance of agreeing to act for the Electoral Commission in Vote Leave Ltd's appeal against their recent findings against that organisation; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox The Attorney-General

The Attorney General does not advise the Electoral Commission who are an independent body and will take their own legal advice. The Attorney General is therefore not representing the Electoral Commission in any proceedings and has not held a discussion with First Treasury Counsel on this basis.

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