Lambeth’s remain voters will be “breathing a weary sigh” after revelations campaign group Leave.EU,  a major group campaign during the 2016 EU referendum, breached election laws.

The campaign group has been fined £70,000 after failing to report money it spent on the campaign, with chief executive Liz Bilney referred to police following an investigation into what the Electoral Commission calls “serious offences,” according to BBC reports.

Lambeth had the most pro-EU votes in the country, with 78.6 per cent of voters wanting to remain in the European Union.

This was significantly higher than the national results, which saw 52 per cent of the country voting to leave the European Union in June 2016.

Lambeth for Europe chair Heather Glass said the revelations “confirmed what we already know about bad behaviour behind the campaign.”

“It certainly calls the legitimacy of the referendum results into question. I imagine most people will breathe a weary sigh,” she said

“Everybody knows there was all sorts of dodgy behaviour going on.”

She said Brexit was still a priority concern for voters and residents in the borough.

“This is not just a problem for people who are involved in politics – it gets to the heart of how things are governed and is going to tie the government up in knots for decades.”

She said there were mixed attitudes within the European community about how the negotiations have played out so far.

“Longer settled local immigrants are positive, the Portuguese community is positive a solution will be found. More recent immigrants are concerned and angry at the government’s apathy,” she said.

Labour councillors from Lambeth along with councillors from Lewisham and Southwark signed a letter to the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer in December, urging a shift in the party’s Brexit position.

The letter cited economic uncertainty as confounding “the biggest issues we face as local representatives: ensuring that sufficient numbers of new homes are built to tackle the housing crisis.”