Conservatives refuse to pay a £215,000 bill after rigged poll – The Times

Posted January 13th, 2010 in news by sally

“The Conservative Party is refusing to pay a £215,000 bill after one of its local election candidates rigged a poll using hundreds of fictitious voters to oust Europe’s first black woman mayor. The party went to the High Court yesterday to challenge an attempt to make it pay the costs of a scandal that pressured the Government into introducing tough new reforms to make it harder to steal elections.”

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The Times, 13th January 2010