Only one convicted over 2017 'double voting' claims

Only one convicted over 2017 'double voting' claims
 

Hundreds of complaints about alleged double voting in the 2017 UK general election resulted in only one conviction, according to police data.
Claims made on social media that people had voted twice prompted more than 1,000 emails to the Electoral Commission and 60 letters from 47 MPs.
But only one person was convicted after pleading guilty to multiple voting.
He was fined. Two cases resulted in no further action, one was deemed not in the public interest to prosecute.
A fifth case remains under investigation, according to the Electoral Commission figures, which were released as it launched... read more

 
2 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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