The Tories have sent the Electoral Commission a lawyer’s letter after it emerged the staffer who spearheaded the Thanet election expenses inquiry had made a string of anti-Tory comments. Louise Edwards is the Electoral Commission’s Head of Regulatory Compliance – it was her who provided a witness statement to the police on the Commission’s behalf in Thanet. Her Facebook page is full of anti-Tory rants, including:
“Louise Edwards cannot believe that she lives under a tory PM again! what is wrong with people?”
“just don’t understand what people were thinking – do they not remember the Tories before?”
“doesn’t want to live under a tory government”
The Tories say Edwards is guilty of making misleading statements to court. Will she survive the week?