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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.

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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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