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Aug
2017
Friday 18th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

LIB DEM deputy leader Jo Swinson came under fire from the SNP yesterday after it came to light that she wasted over £2,000 on undelivered leaflets.

Ms Swinson’s campaign spending came just £210 under the limit but reports say this was only after £7,000 was removed from the total.

The SNP says the deputy leader faces “serious questions” over the missing funds. Ms Swinson — who won back East Dunbartonshire from the SNP in June’s general election — submitted an official return showing she spent £14,409 during the campaign.

But critics say the total should have been higher as £2,700 spent on leafl ets was removed because they were never delivered and another £4,040 of “national” spending was also disregarded.

Ms Swinson claims the four figure sum was not included as it promoted the Lib Dems rather than her as a candidate.

An SNP spokesman said: “Voters will find it hard to believe so much cash could be spent on leaflets that just vanished. It was an election, not an illusion show.”

A Liberal Democrat spokesman said all candidates followed clear guidance over election spending.




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