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Aug
2017
Saturday 19th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

ANOTHER Lib Dem was accused of overspending during the general election yesterday, just one day after the party’s deputy leader was slammed for splurging over £2,000 on undelivered leaflets.

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine was forced to defend her record after questions were asked over her spending in a tightly fought contest for an SNP seat in June’s general election.

Reports claim that Ms Jardine removed £3,000 from her total expenses figure which she put down as “national spending” because it promoted the Libs Dems rather than herself as a candidate.

Had the figure been included in her election expenses it would have put her £1,350 over the legal spending cap.

This came a day after deputy leader Jo Swinson was accused of missing almost £7,000 from her official expenses total, including £2,700 on 93,000 leaflets which were never delivered.

Ms Jardine told BBC Radio Scotland: “There was money which was allocated as having been spent on the national campaign, but that’s because it was spent on a national campaign.

“It’s one of the weakest stories I’ve ever seen and I think it’s nothing more than an exercise in reputational damage.”




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