Tory chiefs accused of casting MPs adrift
Tory MPs embroiled in controversy over 2015 General Election expenses have hit out at the party’s central office for “cocking up” and then casting them “adrift” as the row rumbles on.
The Conservatives are facing an Electoral Commission probe and police inquiries over allegations that spending was not properly recorded on buses transporting activists to campaign in key marginal seats.
Tory candidates may have gained financial advantage, says elections watchdog
The Conservative Party’s failure to accurately report its 2015 General Election expenses means there is a “realistic prospect” that candidates gained a “financial advantage” over opponents, the elections watchdog has said.
MP Craig Mackinlay quizzed over election expenses
A Conservative MP has been interviewed under caution over his election expenses, the BBC understands.
Craig Mackinlay, the MP for South Thanet, is being investigated over alleged overspending in the 2015 general election campaign.
Mr Mackinlay defeated the then UKIP leader Nigel Farage in the ballot.