Fraudulent Conservative Councillor Could Be Out For The By-Election – If He Actually Lived In Allestree

September 28, 2016 12:39 PM
Former Conservative Councillor Richard Smalley was in late August jailed for offences connected to his nomination.
He had stood for election in Allestree - but lied about his address. As he lived outside Derby, he wasn't eligible to stand anywhere in Derby.
For this he was given a two month prison sentence. The prisons service often allow prisoners out on license after they've served 50% of their sentence, so he could now be released. If he'd actually lived where he claimed, he could potentially be out in time for the by-election he caused!
Derby Lib Dems candidate Deena Smith said "I still can't believe the Conservatives were arrogant enough to think they could nominate someone who wasn't even eligible to stand - they must surely have known where he lived!
"The Conservatives have wasted so much time and money for the people of Allestree. They don't deserve another chance - Allestree deserves better than this."