Friday 23 November 2018 / 2:25 PM Jon Trickett

Lord Gilbert’s appointment to the Electoral Commission makes a mockery of our democratic system and reeks of yet another establishment stitch up – Trickett

Jon Trickett MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, responding to Lord Gilbert’s appointment to the Electoral Commission, said:

“It is said that Lord Gilbert designed the very Tory campaign strategy that led to the breaking of electoral rules in 2015.

“His appointment to the body responsible for enforcing electoral rules makes a mockery of our democratic system and reeks of yet another establishment stitch up.

“This latest dodgy appointment will further weaken public trust in politics. If Labour is elected, it will be our priority to rebuild trust in our democracy.”