Brexit: Butlins owner Peter Harris gets EU referendum fine

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Millionaire Butlins owner Peter Harris has been given the Electoral Commission’s biggest financial penalty for breaking spending return rules during the EU referendum.

He was fined £12,000 for failing to submit returns for pro-Brexit adverts he ran during last year’s poll.

Mr Harris spent more than £400,000 on newspaper ads featuring a British bulldog in a Union flag tie.

The commission said the ex-racehorse trainer has since paid the fine.