How many ex-Ukip people are there in the UK
? This seems to be an ever increasing number of these, perhaps someone can come up for a name for them!
A jury trying a former Ukip parliamentary candidate and election agent over allegations of electoral fraud has failed to reach verdicts on two remaining counts.
Matthew Smith was cleared of seven counts relating to forged signatures on nomination forms submitted by the party in the 2013 Norfolk County Council elections.
Jurors at Norwich Crown Court said they were unable to reach a decision on the final two counts of making a false statement in nomination papers.
Judge Anthony Bate adjourned the case until this afternoon when he will hear from prosecution and defence barristers over the possibility of a re-trial.
Smith, the Norfolk County Council member for Gorleston St Andrews, had been selected to stand for Parliament in the key target seat of Great Yarmouth at the next general election.
But he was suspended from the…
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