Tory MP to face ‘expense fiddle’ trial next month

A Tory MP accused of fiddling his expenses during the 2015 general election campaign will face a six week trial next month. Craig Mackinlay, 51, and his team allegedly failed to declare expenses during the party’s 2015 campaign to win the seat when he beat then Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Mackinlay secured a majority of just over 2,800 in South Thanet, Kent, beating Farage, following a tense campaign with 38% of the vote. But he and members of his campaign…

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