Tag Archives: les cummings

Mike Hancock wins courts case over paedophile allegation

The BBC reports:

A rival who falsely claimed a Liberal Democrat MP was a paedophile has been convicted of attempting to affect a result in the general election.

Les Cummings, 66, made the false statement about Portsmouth South MP Mike Hancock.

Mr Hancock had strenuously denied the allegations made in an election leaflet pamphlet.

Cummings, who stood for the Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, was fined £500 at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

He had falsely written on the flyer: “Mike Hancock is a paedophile.”

It then showed a picture of Mr Hancock with children and the words: “Would you let him get this close to your children?”

This …

Posted in Election law and News | Also tagged , , and | 7 Comments

Mike Hancock MP “horrified” by paedophile slur leaflet

The BBC reports from Southampton Magistrates Court:

A Liberal Democrat MP has described allegations he was a paedophile as “absolutely untrue and offensive”.

Mike Hancock told Southampton Magistrates’ Court he was “horrified” by a leaflet published during last year’s general election.

The court heard Les Cummings, who was standing against the MP, had written: “Mike Hancock is a paedophile”.

He denies making a false statement with the purpose of affecting the result of the election in Portsmouth South.

Mr Cummings, 66, from Portsmouth, is accused of publishing the leaflet last April, while he was standing against Mr Hancock as an independent for the Justice

Posted in Election law and News | Also tagged , and | Leave a comment

Another election candidate faces court over alleged false statements

A defeated candidate from the May 2010 general election is facing court action following claims he made false statements during the election. The Portsmouth News reports:

Les Cummings, who stood as the city’s Justice and Anti-Corruption Party will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday, charged with breaching the Representation of the People Act.

Police at Fareham Police Station charged Mr Cummings on Thursday afternoon, with having made, on April 22, before an election, for the purpose of affecting candidate Mike Hancock, false statements that he knew to be untrue.

Meanwhile in other election law news, Nick Clegg has rejected calls from …

Posted in Election law and News | Also tagged , and | 7 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRoland 30th Oct - 2:54pm
    I would hope that Ed had his plan for the UK achieving this target in his back pocket before he signed up. There is only...
  • User AvatarGreen Voter 30th Oct - 2:51pm
    A secular school can put emphasis on good character and good academic results as much as a faith school. What makes you think otherwise?
  • User AvatarDav 30th Oct - 2:48pm
    A company may choose to trade in London, whereupon they would pay the market rate for that privilege. But they may also decide that these...
  • User AvatarGF 30th Oct - 2:37pm
    Perhaps someone can explain a phenomenon that completely mystifies me. The Lib Dem brand has been comprehensively trashed, the wishes of the membership and wider...
  • User AvatarHelen Tedcastle 30th Oct - 2:29pm
    @ Green Voter (See my comments on Kellner's assertion about Green voters further up the thread). Faith schools have a distinctive and explicit ethos arising...
  • User AvatarRoland 30th Oct - 1:58pm
    Picking up on Paul K's comment "I suspect many people who say they voted Lib Dem in 2010 and now describe themselves as Greens were...