A UKIP member who once ran to be Essex’s Police and Crime Commissioner has been charged after allegations of electoral fraud.
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Essex Police to charge two men relating to the local election for Castle Point Borough Council last year.
Former Castle Point MP and UKIP PCC candidate Bob Spink, 68, has been charged with five counts of submitting false signatures on nomination papers on or before April 5, 2016, while James Parkin, 38, has been charged with nine counts of submitting false signatures on nomination papers around the same time.
Four of the charges Parkin faces are specifically related to false signatures while the remaining five relate to instances of obtaining genuine signatures by misleading electors about what they were signing for.
The charges relate to nomination papers for prospective UKIP council candidates.
The pair will appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on April 25.
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