Tory MP charged over election expenses allegations

Craig Mackinlay on the election campaign trail in 2015 [Image: Gareth Fuller/PA].

After more than a year, and around three dozen investigations related to what became known as the Tory election expenses scandal, three people have been charged with offences.

They relate to the campaign in the hotly disputed South Thanet seat, which Nigel Farage was contesting for UKIP.

Beyond that, there is nothing This Writer can say as the matter is sub judice and comments on this article will be switched off.

We’ll all have to wait for the verdict of the court.

Three people, including the Conservative candidate for South Thanet, have been charged over allegations the party overspent in its campaign for the seat in the 2015 election.

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was sufficient evidence to charge three people, among them Craig Mackinlay, who was the MP from 2015 and is seeking re-election on 8 June.

Also charged are Nathan Gray, his election agent, and Marion Little, a party organiser, the CPS said.

Source: Craig Mackinlay charged over election expenses | UK news | The Guardian

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