Following Scrapbook’s lead in revealing the Conservative Party’s enormous spending on Facebook (£114,000 last November), the BBC have got hold of the invoice for period covering the Clacton by-election: £122,000. Ross Hawkins reports: “An invoice from Facebook for November 2014 emerged last month [on Scrapbook]. The cost then was £114,956. Taken together they suggest the Conservatives […]

They’ve already been accused of trying to “buy the general election” by quietly raising the legal spending limit by £6.2 million to £32.7m in the face of concerns from the Electoral Commission over ‘undue influence’. The party has reportedly amassed a war chest of more than £70 million. So if you want a flavour of how much cash Tories could be splashing […]