Election 2015 England

Surrey Liberal Democrat candidate Patrick Haveron suspended

Patrick Haveron Image copyright South West Surrey Liberal Democrats
Image caption Patrick Haveron will still appear as a Liberal Democrat on ballot papers as it is too late for them to be altered

A Liberal Democrat candidate in the general and local elections has been suspended by the party over claims he falsified council nomination papers.

Parliamentary candidate for South West Surrey, Patrick Haveron, has been accused of falsifying his papers for the Waverley Borough Council election.

However, he will still appear on both ballot papers as a Liberal Democrat because nominations have closed.

A party spokesman said he no longer represented them in either election.

He said Mr Haveron, who lives in Godalming, had been suspended "pending the outcome of investigations into his nomination papers for the Waverley Borough Council election".

Surrey Police said it was aware of the matter and inquiries were ongoing.

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