UK Politics

Date set for ex-MP MacShane's expenses hearing

Denis MacShane
Image caption Denis MacShane stepped down as an MP in November

Former MP Denis MacShane will appear at Southwark Crown Court later this month charged with false accounting over his parliamentary expenses.

Mr MacShane gave no indication of a plea when he appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

The 65-year-old was given unconditional bail by chief magistrate Howard Riddle.

A former minister, he resigned as an MP in November 2012 after a parliamentary committee said he had wrongfully claimed at least £7,500 in expenses.

The forthcoming hearing will take place on 27 September.

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