Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay charged over election expenses

Craig Mackinlay
Image caption Craig Mackinlay is standing as the Conservative candidate for South Thanet

A Conservative candidate has been charged over his election expenses.

Craig Mackinlay, who is running for South Thanet in the general election on 8 June, has been investigated for alleged overspending in the 2015 General Election campaign.

Mr Mackinlay defeated the then UKIP leader Nigel Farage in the ballot.

Police forces have been investigating if some Tory agents should have filed costs for battle bus visits to constituencies under local expenses.

View the original article:

The Conservative Party said they had been campaigning “across the country for the return of a Conservative government” and, as a result, associated costs were regarded as national and not local expenditure.

Image caption Craig Mackinlay (right) beat Nigel Farage (left) in the South Thanet campaign in 2015

In the same category are

King Felipe VI says Catalonia ‘will remain’ Spanish Image copyright AFP Spain's King Felipe VI has said Catalonia "is and will remain" an essential part of the country.It is his second intervention in...
Church to discuss same-sex blessing Image copyright PA Image caption Priests and churches would not be forced to bless same-sex marriages or civil partnerships The Church of England ...
Home Office u-turn over stroke survivor’s wife’s visa Image caption Leah Waterman cares for her husband Simon who can barely speak and needs 24-hour help The wife of a stroke survivor who was told she...
Ex-Lancashire Police officer Jayson Lobo jailed for voyeurism Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Jayson Lobo was found guilty of 11 counts of voyeurism An ex-police officer who secretly filmed se...
What it’s like being black and working class at Cambridge Chelsea Kwakye is not your typical Cambridge University student. Her mum is a nurse, her dad works in a post office depot, she went to a state school ...
Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog Image copyright Getty Images The government will struggle to deliver the "huge changes" required to the UK's borders in time for Brexit, Meg Hillier...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook

Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….


If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles


Comment on this story