The last three posts give us a flavour of the information provided by RMBC to MPs during 2013.
We now have the opportunity to start the examination of the claims made by Kevin Barron and John Healey in their witness statements made in the course of their libel case against the then Chairman of the RMBC UKIP Group, Caven Vines.
These papers are now open to scrutiny thanks to Caven Vines, who successfully applied for their release, in order to facilitate his complaints of election offences to the police, who are now understood to be investigating!
From section 14 of Kevin Barron’s statement of 11th November 2015:
“As a result I was compelled to recruit extra staff and employed Michael Denoual to assist with my election campaign…..
… This was not solely funded by the Labour Party and I therefore incurred significant personal costs.”
Kevin claims a direct cause and effect. As a result of two stories broadcast on Sky news, one of Jane Collins at UKIP’s conference and Caven Vine’s interview with Kay Burley, he recruited Michael Denoual.
Kevin’s powers of foresight are indeed impressive! The advertisement was published, a full five days, before the fateful events occurred! Neat trick?