UKIP MEP Jane Collins is expected to launch an appeal against a High Court ruling demanding she pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in libel damages to Rotherham’s three MPs.
Ms Collins was ordered to pay Kevin Barron, John Healey and Sarah Champion £54,000 each 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.
Thanks to a contributor for this insight:
Be a bugger if this private message was put onto Rothpol.
Misuse of public funds by John Healey MP
Wanting his Parliamentary researcher to harass Jane Collins MEP for information relating to her court case”