BBC handout photo of Leave campaigner Arron Banks (right) who is being investigated by the National Crime Agency for “suspected criminal offences” committed during the Brexit referendum. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Controversial Leave campaigner Arron Banks has insisted there is “no Russian money and no interference” after a criminal probe was launched into the s(...)

Brexit campaign donor and businessman Arron Banks. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olovas/AFP/Getty Images

A British Labour MP has asked Theresa May whether she or any other minister had ever declined a request from the security services to conduct an inves(...)

Arron Banks: denied any wrongdoing in connection to the 2016 Brexit referendum. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched an investigation into whether claims that Aaron Banks, who bankrolled one of the Brexit campaigns, (...)

The fifth largest party in the North, Alliance, spends and takes in considerably more than the third largest party, the SDLP

Sinn Féin by a significant margin remains the highest-earning and highest-spending party in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures from the(...)

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliamentary committee has warned. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Fake news has plunged democracy into crisis with voters being systematically manipulated by campaigns of hate and disinformation, a British parliament(...)

Vote Leave badge: Almost every aspect of British public life is now refracted through the simplistic slogans of June 2016. Photograph:  John Linton/PA

In early 2016, Darren Grimes, a 21-year-old fashion student from Durham, set up a social media campaign to encourage young people to vote to leave the(...)

Political parties should improve levels of cyber security, a group of senior officials who examined threats to Irish elections and referendums from disinformation said.

The Government should consider the establishment of an electoral commission and regulate the transparency of online political advertising, a group of (...)

A Vote Leave placard during the EU referendum. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law, the Electoral Commission has announced. The mo(...)

Prime minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Conservative Eurosceptics have warned Theresa May against proposing any agreement with the European Union that would keep tariffs or regulations alig(...)

Rome-based Aoife Cassin: “I was already aware Irish citizens living abroad had to travel home in order to vote, which I feel, like the Eighth Amendment, is also outdated.”

In the run-up to the same-sex marriage referendum in May 2015, social media was flooded with stories of Irish emigrants returning home to vote. Journe(...)

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