Election expenses: Nine of the Tory MPs being investigated named

Channel 4 News have now named nine of the Tory MPs being investigated by the police in connection with allegations of expenses irregularities:

The MPs we understand are being looked at are Amanda Milling, for Cannock Chase; Michael Ellis for Northampton North; Stuart Andrew for Pudsey, Horsforth & Aireborough; David Nuttall for Bury North; North Cornwall for Scott Mann; George Eustace for Cambourne and Redruth; Kevin Foster for Torbay; Oliver Colville for Plymouth Sutton and Devenport; and Graham Evans for Weaver Vale.

Gloucestershire Police has not said whether their investigation is looking at Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk or Stroud MP Neil Carmichael.

So far, the Channel 4 News investigation has found almost £200,000 of seemingly undeclared election expenses in 33 constituency elections carried out in 2014 and 2015.

The full report from Channel 4 News is here. It concludes:

The 29 constituencies visited by the Conservative’s Battlebus 2015 tour during the last ten days of the General Election campaign were:

SOUTH WEST (Nine seats visited April 27 – May 5)
Yeovil; Cheltenham; Torbay; Thornbury and Yate; Wells; Stround; Plymouth, Sutton & Devenport; Cambourne & Redruth; North Cornwall

MIDLANDS (Ten seats visited April 27 – May 6)
Cannock Chase; Northampton North; Sherwood; Broxtowe; Nuneaton; Amber Valley; Wolverhampton South West; Lincoln; Erewash; Dudley South.

NORTH WEST (Ten seats visited May 2 to May 6)
Halifax; Carlisle; Rossendale & Darwen; Morecambe & Lunesdale; Cheadle; City of Chester; Pudsey, Horsforth & Aireborough; Bury North; Weaver Vale; Hazel Grove.

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  • What a waste of time and money, nothing will be done.

  • Martin Land 10th May '16 - 8:23am

    Of course our election law is far insofar as it applies to everyone. If this is not properly followed through by the police then we night as well abolish election law. Let’s let the police get on with doing their job, which I’m sure they will do without prejudice and to the best of their ability.

  • Richard Underhill 10th May '16 - 10:40pm

    Channel 4 News had further coverage on 10/5/2016,including the swearing in of the new PCC for Devon and Cornwall, a short interview with her and a longer interview Torbay’s previous MP and the local chairman of the Police Federation.

  • Behn Kerslake 10th May '16 - 11:54pm

    Devonport (as in port of Devon) – Please stop mis-spelling where I grew up 😉

  • David Evershed 11th May '16 - 2:02am

    Having a re-run may result in increased majorities for the Conservatives.

    Phil Woolas’s 2010 general election victory in Oldham East and Saddleworth was declared void because he had knowingly made false statements attacking his Liberal Democrat opponent’s personal character

    At the resulting re-run in 2011, Labour Party candidate Debbie Abrahams held the seat for her party with an increased majority over the Liberal Democrats.

  • Samuel Cardwell 14th May '16 - 7:07am

    @David, the difference being that in 2011 we were being punished for Coalition. In 2015 we narrowly lost a lot of these seats in the SW, partially because of people’s fear of the SNP. We have to believe (and the local elections in, say, Torbay give us hope) that we could win a few back if they were rerun tomorrow (say, North Cornwall, Torbay, Cheltenham and Stroud – Cambourne and Redruth would be more of a coup). ‘Course it’s not at all likely to go that far, but it’s worth being ahead of the game.

  • Richard Underhill 2nd Jun '16 - 8:17pm

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