New police investigation. Tories may have paid canvassers

“Police are investigating claims that the Tories paid an unemployed woman to pose as a Tory volunteer during the 2015 election.

It is claimed that an activist leafleting voters in South Thanet one month before the May poll was hired as a temp for the day. Quizzed about her role, it is claimed that she denied being a Tory and said: “I’m not. I was at the job centre and saw this advert for a job with an unknown employer”.

The woman, who is not named, was allegedly then put on a Tory battlebus on April 9, given a Conservative rosette and taken by bus to the Phoenix Youth Club in Sandwich, Kent.”


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