Shahmir Sanni, a volunteer with Vote Leave, the official campaign to leave the European Union led by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. Vote Leave flouted the Brexit referendum spending rules and then attempted to destroy evidence. Sanni has revealed the evidence. by a mass of documents and files that he has passed to the Electoral Commission and the police.
Sanni’s central claim concerns a donation of £625,000 that Vote Leave ostensibly made to an independent referendum campaign organisation called BeLeave. He claims the money, channelled to a digital services firm linked to the controversial Cambridge Analytica firm, violated election rules because it was not a genuine donation.Most of the £625,000 donation went to a Canadian data company called AggregateIQ, which has links to Cambridge Analytica, the firm that used harvested Facebook data to build a political targeting system in the US.