By John Smith • 18 November 2019 • 17:42
Ann Widdecombe 'out of touch' after cheese remarks
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THE former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer has written to the Metropolitan Police asking them to investigate allegations made by Nigel Farage that he and other members of the Brexit Party have been offered inducements to stand down.
In his case, he says that he was offered a peerage if he walked away from the election and he has also suggested that former Conservative Minister and now Member of the European Parliament Ann Widdecombe was told that if she decided not to stand in the upcoming election that she would be involved in further Brexit negotiations.
A spokesman for the Conservative Party denies any such offers to these two and other senior members of the Brexit Party although they do accept that some discussions of a general nature about the election did take place.
If true, such offers could be construed as potential breaches of two sections of the Representation of the People Act 1983.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
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