The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 is a funny thing isn't it? It set up the Electoral Commission to monitor all the political parties and yet under its rules all staff accept the chief executive can be a member of a political party. What's more all the staff are allowed to donate to political parties below the level required for the donation to be recorded, and they're also allowed to contribute to the political fund of a trade union.
Irrespective of which side of the political fence one might sit on, is it not a bit silly to allow staff of a body designated to monitor and regulate the political parties also be funder and/or members of the very same political parties they will have to watch? I know it's a cliche, but who watches the watchers?