Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, as Theresa May tries to reach agreement on the UK-EU Brexit deal
The Electoral Commission has announced it has launched an investigation into whether Momentum, the pro-Corbyn Labour organisation, broke election spending rules in the general election.
In a press statement the commission said:
The investigation will look at:
whether or not Momentum spent in excess of the spending limits for an unauthorised non-party campaigner in the UK parliamentary general election;
Momentum are a high profile active campaigning body. Questions over their compliance with the campaign finance rules at June’s general election risks causing harm to voters’ confidence in elections. There is significant public interest in us investigating Momentum to establish the facts in this matter and whether there have been any offences.
“Once complete, the commission will decide whether any breaches have occurred and, if so, what further action may be appropriate, in line with its enforcement policy.
There’s an urgent question in the Commons at 10.30am on President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
UQ today on the implications of President Trump’s decision to move the United States embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (Thornberry). This will then be followed by Business Questions, then a statement on: Adult social care