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Is it also an offence candidate to make a false statement,

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Is it also an offence for a candidate to make a false statement, not about a fellow candidate but another matter (economics etc) that they know to be false and use that false statement to win votes.? Could an election result be challenged if they won the election based on false statements..?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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Could you please explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In a UK election. Is it a criminal offence for a candidate to make a false statement to win votes?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

This could be fraud by false representation. However it does not necessarily make the election void.

You may need to consider a judicial review which is where a high court judge considers what has happened and decide whether or not to order the reelection.

You should complain to the electoral commission and they can investigate this and report it to the police where necessary.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?


Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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