Friday 1 May 2015

Labour candidate for Wellingborough & Rushden suspended over fraud conviction

Labour's parliamentary candidate for Wellingborough & Rushden has been suspended by his party after being convicted of fraud.

Richard Garvie used a bank card linked to a closed bank account to purchase £890 worth of train tickets. Garvie says that he hasn't done anything dishonest despite admitting that he had intentionally spent £890 of the bank's money without their permission expecting them to add it to the £2,000 debt that he had run up spending their money without permission, Which is theft.

Garvie is the second Labour parliamentary candidate this week for finding themselves on the wrong side of the law after the Labour Party suspended their Banff & Buchan candidate was charged with drink driving.