A HIGH Court judge will decide today (Monday) how much UKIP MEP Jane Collins must pay in damages after she libelled Rotherham’s three MPs.
Ms Collins claimed that John Healey, Kevin Barron and Sarah Champion knew about child grooming gangs but deliberately ignored them out of political correctness.
She asked the European Parliament for immunity when the MPs launched High Court legal action against her.
Rotherham MPs get damages from Ukip’s Jane Collins over abuse ‘libel’
The amount of damages to be paid to Rotherham’s three Labour MPs by a Ukip MEP over remarks she made about the town’s child abuse scandal will be decided at the High Court.
Sir Kevin Barron, MP for Rother Valley, John Healey, who represents Wentworth and Dearne, and Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham have sued Jane Collins, who represents Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, for libel.
The litigation was sparked by a speech she gave at Ukip’s conference in September 2014 – a month after a report found about 1,400 children in the area had been abused between 1997 and 2013.
MPs set to be awarded damages over Rotherham scandal remarks
Three Rotherham MPs are set to find out today what they are to receive in damages over remarks made about them over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.
UKIP MEP Jane Collins, who represents Yorkshire and Humber, was sued for slander and libel after she claimed three MPs knew about child exploitation in Rotherham but failed to act.