2015 General Election, Labour Party
In October 2016, the Labour Party was fined £20,000 by the Electoral Commission for underreporting of election expenses at national level, which at the time was the largest fine the commission had imposed since being founded in 2001. The Commission noted the party's co-operation in its investigation. The same Channel 4 investigation that identified the Conservative Party's questionable spending failed to find substantial evidence of similar problems in the Labour campaign.
At constituency level, police investigated allegations that several MPs breached local spending limits. In May 2016, Lancashire Constabulary announced that an investigation had been opened into Labour Party expenses following allegations that Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood broke election spending laws. However, in November 2016 they cleared Smith of any wrongdoing and fully exonerated her. Other cases seem likewise to have been droppedThe clock is ticking on #electionexpenses. The deadlines for police action start to expire around two years after the 2015 General Election.
At most, it has the potential to see elections re-run, and the Government lose its slim grip on power..