Political donations under the microscope
On the third day of the trial against former Northampton MP David Mackintosh, the jury hears of the rules around donations to political parties and parliamentary candidates
By Sarah Ward
The rules governing what should be declared by political parties when accepting money from donors was explained on the third day of the trial involving a former Northampton MP accused of breaking the law.
Daniel Adamson, head of monitoring and enforcement for the Electoral Commission - the independent body that oversees elections and regulates political finance - gave evidence on the third day of the trial against David Mackintosh, 44, of Station Court, Northampton and property developer Howard Grossman.
The trial is a landmark case, as it is the first time anybody has been prosecuted under the political parties, elections and referendum act (PPREA) 2000.