Wednesday 24 August 2016

Derby Conservative jailed for election fraud

A Conservative councillor in Derby has been jailed for two months for giving a false address to fraudulently stand in a local election.

Cllr Richard Smalley successfully stood in last year's local elections for Derby City Council but resigned 10 days later after rumours appeared on social media about his fraudulent declaration.

His solicitor claimed that he was driven to commit the fraud because he was stressed.