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Electoral Commission ordered by courts to stop independent use of old Tory torch

Occasionally you read stories that take your breath away.

Screen shot 2010-04-20 at 16.30.26 The Electoral Commission thought it acceptable for an independent conservative candidate to use the old Tory torch logo (the one Michael Howard used rather than the Thatcher era ice cream cornet).

CCHQ complained but the Electoral Commission wouldn't budge.

CCHQ had to go to court as a result in order to stop this use of a torch that would clearly confuse voters. The court has now ordered the Electoral Commission to reverse its decision. That really should not have been necessary.

Tim Montgomerie


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