Lately it feels as if many Tories are on a ‘virtual conveyor belt’ traveling through the criminal justice system.
Prosecutors will decide whether to bring criminal charges against Chris Davies, the MP for Brecon and Radnorshire.
Mr Davies has been questioned twice by police over allegations of a fraudulent expenses claim in 2016.
He maintains he made an “an honest mistake” by claiming for furniture and pictures for his constituency office.
A CPS spokesperson said: “We have received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to alleged fraudulent expense claims and a decision will be made in due course.”
CPS must now decide if there is a realistic prospect of a conviction should they bring the case to trial.
Tory official Marion Little has been convicted of falsifying expenses in race against Farage.
At the same trial, the Conservative accountant MP Craig Mackinlay was cleared of breaking electoral spending laws when he fought to win the race against Farage, then Ukip leader, for the Kent seat of South Thanet.
Sentencing Little, the judge Mr Justice Edis accused Conservative party headquarters of “a culture of convenient self-deception” and “inadequate supervision” which allowed Little to break the law.
“Mrs Little acted dishonestly by preparing [election] returns she knew were not completed nor accurate,” he said. She has received a nine-month suspended sentence and fined £5,000.
Edis said Little falsified documents then presented them to Mackinlay and his election agent Nathan Gray for signing, which “they did so in good faith not knowing what she had done”.
The trial also discovered Little bought trainers for Sol Campbell and put them on expenses forcing the taxpayer to pick up the bill.
If you’re a disabled person living in Shropshire you may want to think twice when voting because all your MPs are Tories.
More than a fifth of claimants have had their disability benefits stopped under a new system, new figures have revealed.
Almost a quarter of people in Shropshire have lost out on support, and nearly a fifth in Telford & Wrekin and Powys.
In Shropshire, 24 per cent of claimants failed the assessment for PIP, while 23 per cent failed in Powys and 20 per cent in Telford.
Charity Scope said that many disabled people are “losing out on vital support” under the new system, which it says is beset with problems.
None of the Tory Shropshire MPs had anything to say about it.
A spokesperson said: “It is deeply worrying that so many disabled people are losing out on vital support when being reassessed for PIP.
“The entire system needs to be much more focused on the needs of the individual.
“With record levels of appeals against decisions successful, the whole decision making process is beset with problems.”
Debbie Abrahams again calls for a cumulative impact assessment of changes to disability support.
Held on 19th December 2018 from 7:04pm to 9:32pm.
“Ben is 14 and has cerebral palsy. He’s dislocated his right knee cap causing damage to the ligament that holds his knee in place. As a result his knee it’s now loose, moves from side to side and is very painful.
As Ben doesn’t have the full use of his knee along with considerable muscle wastage from the trauma, his right leg & foot now twist inwards crossing over his left foot when he tries to walk massively hindering his mobility & tripping himself up!
Ben now needs a surgical procedure on his damaged ligament so that he can walk again but it’s not funded on the NHS & so we have to raise the funds to pay privately.
Ben has a long standing appeal for treatment with the NHS. He needs crucial treatment whilst he grows but it’s no longer available due to funding cuts.
This leaves us to pick up medical bills of approximately £2000 every month.
Without treatment Ben’s muscles & nerves cant develop correctly as he grows meaning he suffers pain on a daily basis.
Ben’s knee dislocation is just one example of the effects of lack of treatment as we struggle to fund it.
In his own words…
My name is Ben Baddeley, i am 14 & i have cerebral palsy.
I have dislocated my knee cap & need a procedure intense rehab physio so that i can walk again. But the NHS do not fund this procedure or treatment so i have to fundraise to pay for it myself privately.
Please can people share and publish my plight for treatment to be pain free for Christmas.
Thank you to anyone & everyone who shares this for me.
Ben – #TeamBen