Renee Slater faces 'dummy' election candidate trial

Helena Torry [Pic: Evening Express] Renee Slater is alleged to have put a dummy forward to stand in the election

A woman accused of registering a mannequin as a candidate in an Aberdeen City Council election is to face trial.

Renee Slater is alleged to have put the dummy, named Helena Torry, forward to stand in the May election.

She denied the charge, under the Representation of the People Act, at the city's sheriff court.

The charge alleges she submitted a nomination paper with the dummy's details, which she knew to be false, to a returning officer.

The trial is due to take place in January.

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