MP’s election expenses row – latest
Following allegations (in the national press and on Channel 4) in the spring that Marcus Fysh and James Heappey may have exceeded election spending limits during the 2015 election, Avon & Somerset Police today released the following statement:
“Avon and Somerset Constabulary has received a number of allegations in relation to improper spending in the 2015 General Election by the Conservative Party. We have today been granted extensions of 12 months to the time allowed to investigate and continue to liaise closely with other forces and the Electoral Commission over this matter.”
We spoke to the police press team but they would not confirm the names of the specific MP’s that the allegations related to.
The allegations surround the way expenses related to the Conservative battle bus were accounted for where it was used specifically to help the campaigns of individual MP’s (as we reported in earlier editions of the Leveller.)
As far as the Leveller is aware, no such allegations have been levelled at either Rebecca Pow or David Warburton.