A HIGH Court deadline for MEP Jane Collins to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in libel damages and costs to Rotherham’s three MPs expires later today.
Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion are all entitled to £54,000 each from the UKIP MEP after remarks she made about Rotherham’s child abuse scandal were adjudged to be libellous.
She claimed in a 2014 conference speech that the MPs knew about child exploitation in the town but did nothing to intervene and failed in a court bid to prove she was entitled to MEPs’ immunity.
Ms Collins also faces a legal costs bill of around £196,000 together with the £162,000 damages, making a total bill of £358,000.
Caven Vines vs Barron & Healey
Jane Collins vs Barron, Champion & Healey