Tory MP appears in court for expense fiddling over election battle bus
From The London Economic: A Tory MP and his two aides accused of misdeclaring expenses after breaching election campaign spending limits in the 2015 general election will face trial, a court heard today.
South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, 50, is said to have not properly reported expenses in his local return.
Mackinlay, his election agent at the time Nathan Gray, 28, and campaign specialist Marion Little, 62, were all charged under the Representation of the People Act 1983.
The charges relate to allegations that the party’s election expenses during the 2015 campaign in the constituency were not properly reported to the Electoral Commission.
Expenses incurred during the campaign in South Thanet were wrongly attributed to national expenditure instead of local expenditure, it is claimed.
Had they done so, they would allegedly have been in breach of spending limits.