D-Day as Tory MPs find out if they’ll be prosecuted for election fraud at 11am today : Mirror

The first decision is expected in time for the deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers to stand in the General Election

Up to 30 Tory MPs are set to learn if they will be charged with electoral fraud at 11am today.

Prosecutors are due to make an announcement on files they have received from 15 police forces before Thursday’s deadline for candidates to declare whether they will stand in the upcoming election.

A Mirror investigation revealed last March that two dozen Conservative MPs received help from battlebuses packed with party activists during the 2015 general election but failed to declare the cost.

In a follow-up report a six weeks later, Channel 4 News identified a further handful of Tory candidates accused of similar failings.

All deny wrongdoing but face up to a year in jail and an unlimited fine if found guilty of offences under the Representation of the People Act.

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that it received files from a string of police forces but not the number of individual MPs facing possible charges.

READ MORE : MIRROR

Advertisements

8 Comments

  1. The final file, on South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, was passed to the CPS by Kent Police on April 18, the day Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election.

    So…she (Theresa May) was privy to judicial information via the police and/or crown prosecution service…that the general public are not entitled to know.

    One rule for us etc etc.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Disappointing, but totally expected. They will always be under suspicion though, even in this election, there are questions being asked on whether the costly wraparound advertising on local newspapers is being declared as a local or national expense. It’s a bad smell that will follow them forever.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s