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Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay charged over election expenses

Along with two others, the South Thanet candidate has been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for alleged overspending during the 2015 general election campaign

By Alex Dean  

Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay has been charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for alleged overspending during the last general election campaign.

He will appear in court on 4th June, just days before Britain heads to the polls on 8th June. Mackinlay has been fighting to keep his South Thanet seat.

In a statement this morning, the CPS said: “We have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to authorise charges against three people.”

Marion Little and Nathan Gray, both…

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