Nigel Farage investigated over undeclared donations

Ukip leader Nigel Farage could face punishment from the elections watchdog after failing to declare £200,000-worth of donations over more than a decade.

Electoral Commission 'considering Farage case' carefully

The UK's Electoral Commission says it has still not decided whether or not to take action against Nigel Farage over his failure to declare free use of an office.

Ukip have insisted Mr Farage made a declaration about the use - which constitutes a donation under electoral rules - to the EU authorities in Brussels after being advised to do so.

"We have not yet made a decision about whether any further action will be taken against Mr Farage for reporting the donations late," a spokesman said.

"We are continuing to review all of the necessary information supplied to us by Mr Farage and are considering it carefully."

Farage could face punishment over undeclared office use

Nigel Farage could be facing punishment from the elections watchdog over £200,000 worth of undeclared donations spanning a decade.

The Ukip leader had told EU authorities in Brussels that he has been receiving free use of a British office, but he did not inform the UK's Electoral Commission.

Nigel Farage addressing activists after the European elections. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The British authorities were reportedly alerted to the issue by news reports in the run-up to the recent local and European elections.

A Ukip spokesman said Mr Farage had reported the use of the office to the Brussels authorities in line with "professional advice he had received at the time" and was "surprised" the Electoral Commission needed to be informed as well.

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