West Norfolk councillor facing court in election probe
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."
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.
However, he has indicated that he may issue a statement through his solicitor later this week.