“Electoral corruption” – did the Tories lie about spending?

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Channel 4 News journalist Michael Crick in Rochester & Strood

Oh dear – has the Tory party been “creative” with their accounting?  Maybe they asked Google to fill out their expenses?

Channel 4 news journalist Michael Crick obtained hundreds of Conservative party receipts which where accumulated during local by-elections – but do not appear to have been officially registered, as is required by law, to ensure political parties do not spend more than a legal limit which is set at £100,000.

The phrase “electoral corruption” is used in Michael Crick’s investigation into undeclared party expenditure and the police may have to be called in to investigate!

You would think that after Conservative leader David Cameron appointed Sir Eric Pickles as his anti-corruption tsar to “stamp out corruption and restore public confidence” in politicians, the Tory party would be a bit more careful about how they do their own accounting?

As Michael Crick said in his investigation- did the Conservative Party show “contempt for the law”?

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