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Boris Johnson urged to call off Conservative threats to elections watchdog investigating 'cash for cushions'

May 02, 2021 - The Independent UK

Tories accused of 'bullying' Electoral Commission

Boris Johnson is under pressure to call off Conservative threats to abolish the UK's elections watchdog while it investigates his 'cash for cushions'.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also called on the Conservatives to cease all attacks on the Electoral Commission and allow the body to conduct its probe "independently and without fear or favour".

The commission triggered a political earthquake last week when it launche...