2 Dec 2019

Lib Dem staffer suspended after alleged forgery of email to journalist

A member of the Liberal Democrat campaign team has been suspended – after allegedly forging an email in an effort to back up a legal fight with a journalist.

The row began over an Open Democracy article claiming the Lib Dems had sold supporters’ data to the Remain campaign during the Brexit referendum.

The party complained their right to reply hadn’t been included and that personal data wasn’t sold – producing a copy of the email they claimed they’d sent.

The only problem:  the email was dated 18 hours before the website had asked for a response.