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Monday 20 June 2016

Police investigate Council after Vote REMAIN, Green Party leaflets are displayed on Council noticeboard.


UKIP Councillor Brian Silvester has asked the Police to investigate the Cheshire East Council after three Green Party leaflets were placed in the Council notice board in the centre of Crewe,next to Marks and Spencers.

He said ,"This breaks at least two laws.Council facilities should not be used to influence the way people vote.Secondly,we are currently in the purdah period for the EU Referendum and the Council is legally bound to comply with that.

Cheshire East Council are counting the votes in the referendum and they must not be seen to be favouring one side over another.

Cheshire East have form in using Council facilities for party political purposes.The infamous 'Tweetgate' is just one example.

Below are the responses from the Police and attached is one of the leaflets.

This is not the first time that I have had to complain about this noticeboard being used inappropriately.

Simon Byrne ‏@CheshirePolCC 48s48 seconds ago

@CllrBSilvester Thanks for flagging this up. This will be assessed and I will respond when I have further details

Simon Byrne ‏@CheshirePolCC 1m1 minute ago

@CllrBSilvester Thanks, this has been passed to our Economic Crime Unit who manage election issues. An update will be sent in due course

Cllr Brian Silvester

UKIP Councillor

Tel 07760147609

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