If only this was a photo of Theresa May being arrested [Image: PA]!

If several MPs are under suspicion of electoral fraud when another general election is called, won’t it call the result of the current election into question if their party is returned to government?

I think so.

What if they are prosecuted, found guilty, and unseated – thereby depriving their party of its Parliamentary majority? Won’t that call all the decisions of that government into question? And, if it was the government before the current election, won’t that call all its previous decisions into question?

I think so.

If the prime minister of the day puts her support behind the suspect MPs, and they are found guilty and unseated, won’t that put her judgement into question?

I think so.

And what if further investigations indicate that the party’s leadership knew about – or indeed, planned – the electoral fraud of which the suspect MPs are accused? Doesn’t that mean the prime minister of the day would have to be arrested?

I think so.

Oh, and let’s all keep a close eye on Conservative candidate spending in the current general election. We know the signs of electoral fraud now.

One of the most infuriating aspects of this year’s general election isn’t the spontaneity of it’s calling …Remem but the fact that that the outcome of the last one is still being investigated.

In March, the Electoral Commission slapped a £70,000 (GBP) fine on the Conservative Party for a variety of election spending infringements.

The party was accused of producing a spending return – a record of all that their candidates and national party spent – which was missing £104,765 worth of spending at the 2015 election.

This followed earlier fines of £20,000 for Labour and the Liberal Democrats respectively for similar misreporting of election spending returns.

The Crown Prosecution Service also stated it had been handed investigation files by 12 police forces.

Police have not named either the MPs nor the election agents under investigation, but races in up to 20 seats are believed to be under scrutiny.

There were 96 seats won by the Conservative Party in 2015 whose boundaries fall within the boundaries of the police force areas named by the CPS.

Source: A reminder that up to 20 sitting Tory MPs are under investigation for electoral fraud | indy100

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