Probe urged after Lee Rigby slogan used by extremist party

The Electoral Commission should face a "full investigation" over its decision to allow an extremist party to use a slogan featuring murdered soldier Lee Rigby, the Government said.

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Election body apologises for allowing Lee Rigby slogan

The Electoral Commission has been forced to apologise after allowing an extremist party to use a slogan featuring murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

Fusilier Lee Rigby Credit: PA Wire

The watchdog had approved use of the slogan "Remember Lee Rigby" by the 'Britain First' party on voting slips at the European elections next month.

Jenny Watson, the chair of the commission, said use of the slogan "should never have been permitted".

"We are deeply sorry for the offence that has been caused and I have apologised to Lee Rigby's family," she added.

"We are particularly sorry at the pain that this will cause them, particularly since polling day falls on the first anniversary of Drummer Rigby's murder."

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