Police have been called in to investigate allegations that signatures were forged on a nomination paper for next week’s local elections in both UKIP’s Norfolk and the Isle of Wight branches.
Election rules state that candidates must sign the form, along with 10 people who support the nomination.
Linda Mockford, who is the assistant returning officer in Norfolk, said she received a complaint about an alleged abnormality on a nomination paper and had told the police – according to BBC Norfolk.
Police confirmed on Wednesday 24th April that they had received “allegations of the falsifying of signatures on electoral nomination papers from more than one member of the public” – according to On the Wight.
They say that initial enquiries are continuing to establish whether there is evidence to suggest a criminal offence could have been committed.