12 Nov 2018

Conservative official gives evidence at MP Craig Mackinlay’s election expenses trial

A senior Conservative official accused of intentionally encouraging or assisting an MP and his agent to submit false expense returns has said she did not take control of Craig Mackinlay’s campaign in the 2015 general election. Giving evidence for the first time, Marion Little insists she was there as part of a team set up by the Conservatives to beat UKIP in marginal seats.