Northern Ireland

UUP MLA Sam Gardiner's office in electoral register probe

Sam Gardiner
Image caption Sam Gardiner is a UUP MLA for Upper Bann

The electoral office is to investigate a UUP MLA's office over use of electoral registers.

It said it had been contacted about two cases in which staff at Sam Gardiner's office allegedly refused to assist constituents because they had not voted in the Assembly election.

The Upper Bann MLA told The News Letter "he had a record of helping everyone".

He said both incidents had been mistakes.