Sunday, 29 June 2014

Labour councillor in London under investigation for electoral fraud

A Labour councillor for Chadwell Heath in London is being investigated by the police for alleged false statements on his nomination papers.

UKIP London referred Cllr Sam Tarry's nomination papers to the police after consulting with the nominating officer for Barking & Dagenham. He is believed to be living in Brighton with his girlfriend and renting out his flat in Barking for the last year but claimed to be living in the aforementioned flat on his nomination papers.

Making a false statement on your nomination papers is punishable by up to 6 months in prison.