'The EU referendum must be "re-run" after the official Brexit campaign was found to have breached electoral spending laws by the official watchdog, MPs have said.
Senior Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said Vote Leave had been involved in "deliberate cheating" during the 2016 referendum campaign, which cast doubt on the Brexit result in the minds of the public.
Tory grandee Sir Nicholas Soames called for the electoral system to be "blown up and started all over again" in the wake of the "gross" findings by the Electoral Commission.
The watchdog said it found "significant evidence" of joint working between Vote Leave - which was fronted by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson - and youth group, BeLeave, which was founded by student Darren Grimes.
Speaking during an urgent question in the Commons, Dr Wollaston said: "Consequences must follow, we cannot have confidence that this referendum was secure and it should be re-run."
Sir Nicholas said the voting and democratic system was once one of the UK's greatest assets.
He said: "One of the great glories of this sadly now diminished country was our electoral and democratic system, and this example today is gross.
"And I say to her, that if we are to retain the integrity and the trust of the voting public, the whole damn thing needs to be blown up and started all over again."
Former home secretary Amber Rudd urged the minister not to let the efforts to deliver the referendum result to "obfuscate from the real questions that are being raised here".
The criticism was led by Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who said Vote Leave's actions were an "affront to our democracy" and called for a public inquiry.'
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