Theresa May’s campaign suffered a new blow today as it was announced that a Tory candidate has been charged over his election expenses.
The Crown Prosecution Service said that Craig Mackinlay was due in court along with two others for alleged offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983.
Mr Mackinlay, 50, narrowly beat Nigel Farage, who was then Ukip leader…
Conservative candidate facing court over 2015 General Election expenses
Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay – who stood against Nigel Farage in the 2015 general election – has been charged over allegations relating to his election expenses.
In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service said that Mackinlay, 50, Marion Little, 62, and Nathan Gray, 28, had have each been charged with offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983.
They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 4.
South Thanet Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay charged over expenses
The Conservative candidate for South Thanet has been charged with allegedly overspending in the 2015 General Election campaign.
Craig Mackinlay, who is running again on 8 June, stands accused under the Representation of the People Act 1983, alongside his election agent Nathan Gray and party activist Marion Little.