Cambridgeshire

Hugh Mennie: Cambridgeshire UKIP candidate admits 'forgery' charge

A UKIP candidate in Cambridge has admitted using fake signatures on his election nomination form.

Hugh Mennie, 67, of Kingsway, was accused of forging three signatures in order to stand for election to Cambridgeshire County Council in May, in which he came third.

He pleaded guilty to falsifying details at Cambridge Magistrates' Court.

Mennie was fined £110 plus costs and disqualified from the election process for five years.

He admitted one count of causing or permitting a false statement to appear in a nomination paper.

Mennie was one of five candidates to stand in the Arbury division of the local elections and came third with 246 votes.

A spokesman for UKIP said: "UKIP expects the highest standards from anyone who seeks to hold public office.

"When that does not happen we are fully supportive that the weight of the law should be upheld."

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