Remember those 20 Tory MPs still under suspicion of electoral fraud? Why are they up for re-election?

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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4 thoughts on “Remember those 20 Tory MPs still under suspicion of electoral fraud? Why are they up for re-election?

  1. Roland Laycock

    Just goes to show what a sick this country is, but then again Parliament is full of liars and robbers, It gets me how long its taking these Tories to come to court

  2. Joan Edington

    It will say a lot about the voters if they vote these MPs back in, although, to be fair, Tory central office are much more at fault than the MPs, who were probably just told it was OK and didn’t bother to question the expenses.

    The SNP have done themselves out of a couple of seats by sticking to their rules of suspension on suspicion, followed by de-selection if suspended. Admittedly these 2 resigned the whip, rather than be suspended, but they are still not being re-selected. I suspect, if Michelle Thomson stood as an independent, she would keep her seat since she is very popular and the police have said they have no interest in her.

    If the Tories were as principled, their MPs should resign the whip if the police do get on with their investigations and name them. I can’t see it happening though.

  3. Dez

    If they did stand and they were properly prosecuted (questionable it will ever happen don’t want Britain tarnished with the Turkish brush) would they then have to stand down even if found quilty of electoral misconduct. None of them should stand until the cases gets heard. And this same devious lot of election cheats want the UK to vote them into power properly.

  4. Barry Davies

    The basis of british law is innocent until been found guilty so suspicion does not have any legal standing. If there is any concrete evidence, then the CPS makes the decision to prosecute. The police regularly present evidence to the CPS who decide whether it would be a viable prosecution.

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