Written by Emily Parsons
A BNP parish councillor has been arrested in connection with concerns over voting in the county council elections.
Dawn Charlton, 49, was arrested at her Maryport home by Cumbria police in connection with an ongoing investigation into voting at last May’s elections.
The Broughton Moor parish councillor was questioned at Workington police station before being released on police bail until Saturday. Her bail has since been extended until later this month.
A spokeswoman for Cumbria police said: “Detectives in Workington have been conducting enquiries regarding the May 2013 local elections and concerns raised over proxy votes.
“As a result a woman, aged 49 from Maryport, was arrested on suspicion of being involved in proxy voting.”
She added: “All enquiries are being conducted in partnership with the local council and the Electoral Commission.”
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 22:21
Written by Alistair Kleebauer
Sean Howlett, 21, described as a “fixer” for the anti-EU party, has slated Ilford, according to a national newspaper.Add a comment
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Written by Christopher Hope
In one of his strongest attacks on immigration policy, he said the arrival of migrants has some British people feeling that parts of the country are now alien to them.Add a comment
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Written by Lucy Fisher
Last year Yorkshire multimillionaire Paul Sykes promised to bankroll the party's European elections campaign, handing over "whatever it takes" to ensure that the party topped the poll. At the time the pledge was seen as a coup for Ukip, but Hamilton, a former Tory minister, told the Observer: "So far we haven't seen the colour of his money. This spending needs to be committed. Very large amounts of money can't just start a billboard campaign or publish a newspaper, things have to be planned – there's a lot of creative work involved."Add a comment
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Written by Liverpool Echo
Liverpool’s Green Party candidate for the European elections called on voters to kick the BNP out of Brussels this May.
Peter Cranie narrowly lost out to BNP leader Nick Griffin by 0.3% – less than 5,000 votes across the North West region – five years ago.
The dad-of-two, from Skelmersdale, is now aiming to take the eighth North West seat from the BNP and to become the region’s first Green MEP.Add a comment
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