Police asked to investigate Conservative election letters

Police asked to investigate Conservative election letters

Police have been asked to investigate claims letters sent in David Cameron’s name led to a breach of election law.

The former Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders has demanded police take action.

He said the general election mailshots last year meant the Conservatives had broken local spending limits.

A Conservative Party spokesman said they did not fall under constituency spending restrictions because they did not name the party’s local candidate.

The letters repeatedly referred to Torbay, telling voters how important it was for them to back the Tories in that constituency.

One concluded: “The only way you can stop Ed Miliband and the SNP taking us back to square one is to vote Conservative here in Torbay.”

The BBC has been shown similar correspondence sent to voters in another seat.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36284335

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6 thoughts on “Police asked to investigate Conservative election letters

  1. This is a non-story. Letters have been sent to various voters in target seats for many years by all major parties. They never have broken election law and do not now. Bad losers should accept that they were rejected by the voters.

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