Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Tories accused the Labour candidate for West Yorkshire mayor of 'treating', which is not allowed under electoral law

Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Tories accused the Labour candidate for West Yorkshire mayor of 'treating', which is not allowed under electoral law

Yorkshire news  Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com
04 May 2021 - 20:47

Breaking News ! West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that Labour's candidate for West Yorkshire mayor did not commit an electoral offence by handing out brownies while on the campaign trail. The Tories filed a complaint against Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin after it emerged she had given out the cakes while campaigning for the race, which takes place on Thursday. The Conservatives had accused Ms Brabin of "treating" which is not allowed under electoral law. According to the Electoral Commission, which regulates party and election finance, a person is "guilty of treating if either before, during or after an election or referendum they directly or indirectly give or provide (or pay wholly or in part the expense of giving or providing) any food, drink, entertainment or provision in order to influence any voter to vote or refrain from voting".

. A Labour source also accused the Tories of "wasting police time". A spokesperson for West Yorkshire police said: "West Yorkshire Police can confirm that after an investigation following the circulation of social media posts and a direct complaint re electoral matters, that no offences have been recorded." The candidates standing in Thursday's race for West Yorkshire mayor are as follows: Matt Robinson, Conservatives Tracy Brabin, Labour Stewart Golton, Lib Dems Andrew Cooper, Green Party Bob Buxton, Yorkshire Party Wajid Ali, Reform UK Thérèse Hirst, English Democrats Read More Related Articles Tory West Yorkshire mayor candidate rules out mayor’s tax — and urges rivals to do the same Read More Related Articles Tracy Brabin's message to voters if West Yorkshire's transport hasn't improved by 2024

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Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Police: Tracy Brabin did not commit offence in handing out brownies MetiNews.Com

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