Ex-candidate in Gravesham banned from driving

Former Labour candidate Kathryn Smith
Image caption Kathryn Smith stood as a candidate in Gravesham in May's general election

A candidate in last year's general election has been fined £135 and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving.

Kathryn Smith, 51, of Welling, south-east London, fought the Gravesham constituency for the Labour Party.

Smith, a former council leader and deputy mayor of Bexley, pleaded guilty at Dartford Magistrates Court.

The charge followed a crash in University Way, Dartford, on 26 April. Smith was ordered to pay £615 costs.

Smith was defeated in the general election by Conservative Adam Holloway.

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