Heappey has 'no case to answer' in election expenses probe
former MP James Heappey who is hoping to be re-elected in
the General Election on June 8th has been cleared by the
Crown Prosecution Service of any wrong-doing after a year-long investigation
into his 2015 election expenses.
police investigated the Conservative partys use of a battle
bus to campaign in key seats during the 2015 general election after
a tabloid newspaper reported
on the allegations last year.
party is allowed to spend about £15,000 in each constituency.
But it was claimed the Conservatives allocated thousands of pounds
spent on the battle bus as national spending when it was actually
used to re-elect specific MPs.
the CPS has ruled there is no case to answer in the
case of James Heappey.
Heappey told Burnhamn-On-Sea.com: "I am pleased the matter
is now resolved after a year long investigation by Avon and Somerset
police. Being under investigation has not been pleasant for me,
my family and my team but it is right the allegations have been
fully examined and the police and CPS have decided there is no case
have always said we did nothing wrong and, most importantly, had
we been required to declare a proportion of the battle bus costs
locally, we would have been able to do so comfortably having underspent
in the election by over £1,500."
know that my constituents will be as pleased as I am that this matter
is now resolved. I look forward to the remainder of the election
campaign and hopefully serving on as the Member of Parliament for
the Wells Constituency for the next five years."