Election regulator investigates pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign group

LONDON Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Friday it was investigating whether the influential pro-Brexit Leave.EU campaign group broke the law over donations it received during last year’s European Union referendum.

“The investigation is focused on whether one or more donations – including of services – accepted by Leave.EU was impermissible; and whether Leave.EU’s spending return was complete,” the electoral watchdog said in a statement.

Leave.EU Chairman Arron Banks denied any wrongdoing.

The findings of the investigation could not put the result of the referendum itself in question.

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