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West Norfolk councillor facing court in election probe


By Lynn News Reporter


A West Norfolk councillor is set to appear in court next month over alleged election irregularities.

David Pope, who represents the Upwell and Delph ward on the borough council, is due to appear before magistrates in Lynn on November 14.

Police said Mr Pope "has been summoned to court on suspicion of causing or permitting a false signature on an election nomination paper."

GV ofthe Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn. (2744084)
GV ofthe Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn. (2744084)

It is understood that the case relates to the local elections in May this year when Mr Pope topped the poll in his ward.

Mr Pope, an independent councillor, is a former Conservative who served in the cabinet and as chairman of the borough council's audit committee.

He has so far not commented on the issue.

Local Election candidates 2019 (19903210)
Local Election candidates 2019 (19903210)

However, he has indicated that he may issue a statement through his solicitor later this week.


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