A group of 45 politicians said the Electoral Commission needed overhauling and beefing up.
Britain’s electoral system is in “dire need” of reform following allegations of foul play during the EU referendum, MPs have warned.
A group of 45 politicians said the Electoral Commission (EC), the UK’s democracy watchdog, needed overhauling and beefing up in order to guarantee elections in the digital age were free and fair.
One MP said the penalties the EC was currently able to hand out were “laughable” and viewed “simply as the cost of doing business”.
The group suggested police should be given powers to investigate breaches of electoral law that should be punishable with unlimited fines.