UK Conservative lawmaker charged with campaign finance offense - prosecutors

By REUTERS
June 2, 2017 12:55
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again



LONDON - The British lawmaker who beat Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage in a 2015 national election battle has been charged with criminal offenses related to spending on the campaign, prosecutors said on Friday, a week before a fresh national election.



Craig Mackinlay, 50, who is standing for re-election, was charged along with election agent Nathan Gray, 28, and aide Marion Little, 62.



The allegations related to Conservative Party expenditure during the 2015 campaign, the prosecutors said in a statement.



"We have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to authorize charges against three people," the prosecutors said.



The Conservative Party said in a statement that the allegations were "unfounded."

Last month prosecutors ruled out bringing more widespread criminal charges over allegations of expenses fraud by the Conservatives during the 2015 campaign.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Bennett: I am not a rubber stamp on Israel’s Gaza policy

By TOVAH LAZAROFF