Tory PCC candidate (and former minister) faces fraud probe over election

8th November, 2012 11:37 am

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Fascinating stuff from James Lyons in the Mirror today, who reports that:

“Former Tory Minister Michael Mates is being probed for alleged electoral fraud over his attempt to become one of David Cameron’s new police commissioners. The crony of crooked tycoon and Tory donor Asil Nadir, will be grilled by police over claims he broke election laws by giving a false address to win the lucrative post. The investigation is a huge embarrassment for the PM in the run-up to next Thursday’s polls for the 37 controversial new jobs.”

These PCC elections are a farce…

  • AlanGiles

    The lack of self-awareness, let alone probity, of some of the would-be candidates is staggering.

    Mates famously gave Nadir a watch with a rather vulgar incsription on it, before the latter ran away, but then Labour has a candidate who bought her Xmas decorations on our money through the expenses swindle (Vera Baird).

    Just how many of these party political nominees – regardless of party – would stand up to scrutiny.

    • Amber_Star

      Yes, my son wishes he’d put himsef forward as a candidate. He has absolutely zero experience of policing but has managed to reach the age of 29 without even a caution. And he has failed to defraud anybody over anything, ever. He’d have been a shoo-in on a last man standing basis. ;-)

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