Three MPs in South Yorkshire are being investigated by police over alleged electoral expenses fraud.
Labour MPs Sir Kevin Barron (Rother Valley), Sarah Champion (Rotherham) and John Healey (Wentworth and Dearne) have all denied the allegations.
South Yorkshire Police said it was in the early stages of an inquiry into alleged expenses fraud in Rotherham during the 2015 general election.
It is assessing whether the deadline for investigations can be extended.
“Officers are currently collating information to assess whether an application for an extension to the 12-month parameters on the time to investigate could be obtained from the courts,” the force said.
Police investigate Rotherham MPs over electoral expenses
ROTHERHAM’S three MPs are being investigated by police over alleged electoral expenses fraud.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, Sir Kevin Barron — Rother Valley MP and John Healey — MP for Wentworth and Dearne have all denied the allegations.
Three South Yorkshire MPs under investigation over claims of electoral expenses fraud
Three South Yorkshire MPs are under investigation over allegations of electoral expenses fraud.
It is claimed that Labour MPs Sir Kevin Barron, Sarah Champion and John Healey failed to declare thousands of pounds spent on recruiting staff to get them re-elected last year.