The Week: Advertising news - Labour slammed over ad

The Conservatives have accused the Labour Government of breaching electoral rules by using public money to fund political advertising.

David Davis, the Shadow Home Secretary, has written to the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office to complain about a Home Office ad that ran in national newspapers on Monday promoting a "new era in policing", which he claims is "thinly disguised political marketing for the Labour Party at taxpayers' expense". Labour is campaigning on crime in next month's local government elections.


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