SDLP leader Colum Eastwood arrives for the recording of UTV’s election debate in Belfast on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A police inquiry is underway in Derry after a fake letter purporting to be from the SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, was sent to voters. In it, Mr Eastwo(...)

Screen grab from an official Conservative Party Twitter account. The party has faced criticism after one of its official Twitter accounts was rebranded as a fact checking service during the ITV leaders’ debate. Photograph: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

The Conservative party has been accused of misleading the public after rebranding one of its Twitter accounts. For the duration of the televised deb(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

Sinn Féin welcomed the funding from the late William Hampton, who was registered as an elector in the UK. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An English former mechanic and driver who spent some time in Ireland has left £1.5 million to Sinn Féin in his will. The North’s Electoral Commission(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on the campaign trail in Exeter, ahead of this week’s European elections. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The European Parliament will investigate Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by businessman Arron Banks. (...)

 South African president   Cyril Ramaphosa greets a voter as he arrives to cast his vote for the general elections at the Hitekani Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto. Photograph: Michele Spatari/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party is on track to win the country’s general election, although its final tally for the nation(...)

 Gisela Stuart: Vote Leave, which she co-chaired and was supported by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, has withdrawn an appeal against fines for breaches of electoral law.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A key Vote Leave figure has sidestepped calls to apologise for the campaign breaking the law over its spending during the EU referendum. Former Labou(...)

Concluding an 18-month long investigation into “fake news” the committee accused Facebook of “intentionally and knowingly” violating data privacy laws

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites, financed by a new levy on tech companies, and an inquiry into the eff(...)

Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín resigned from the party at the end of 2018 over its support for repealing the Eighth Amendment on abortion. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín is to name his new political party Aontú. Mr Tóibín has applied to register the political movement with electoral b(...)

Long-standing IHREC concerns were confirmed last year when the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) directed Amnesty International in Ireland to return a €137,000 donation from a philanthropic foundation, used to campaign for the removal of the Eighth Amendment. The case ended when Sipo acknowledged its procedures had been “procedurally flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Government to change the wording of the Electoral Act, concerning donations f(...)

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