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Tory MPs will learn if they will be arrested before polling day

Tory MPs will learn if they will be charged before the general election, reports suggest.

The penalty is up to one year in prison and an unlimited fine.

Under existing rules however after serving a prison term of one year or under MPs are allowed to resume their position.  Lords can serve an unlimited amount of time in prison and legally resume their position.

This should make it perfectly clear to voters that these people are responsible for making such laws which is why they are so lenient.

Mr Mackinlay (pictured below) was interviewed under caution for six hours about the claims as part of the police inquiry.

Source   Backup

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Craig Mackinlay was interviewed under caution for six hours

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4 Comments

  1. hugosmum70 says:

    i presume this means they cant stand in this election though????

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    • Incredibly then can still stand as an MP candidate but they risk humiliation if found guilty. They would be disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1981 if they had been convicted of an offence and have been sentenced to be imprisoned or detained for more than a year. They are also disqualified under the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended), if they have been convicted or have been reported guilty of a corrupt or illegal electoral practice or of an offence relating to donations. The disqualification for an illegal practice begins from the date they have been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for three years. The disqualification for a corrupt practice begins from the date a person has been reported guilty by an election court or convicted and lasts for five years.

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  2. hugosmum70 says:

    thanks for clarifying that. thought there should be something in place that stopped them at some point.

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