Brexit Party Candidate Reported to Electoral Commission Over False Declaration Accusation

The Brexit Party’s candidate for the key Tory target of North Norfolk has been reported to the electoral commission over claims he made a false declaration in his nomination statement. The constituency’s ‘Statement of Persons Nominated’ form declares that the Brexit Party’s Harry Gwynne lives at “(Address in North Norfolk constituency)”, but a newspaper article just one week ago reports he “lives in Brentford in London”. The correspondence address he lists on Companies House is also in Brentford…

Candidates are forbidden from using temporary addresses as their home address, even if they stay there for some time. It’s a criminal offence to knowingly provide false information on a nomination paper.

The North Norfolk district council has confirmed to Guido that they have also received a report into the candidate and will be publishing a full response later today. Perhaps Gwynne should have taken tips from the Brexit Party’s candidate in Tynemouth, who honestly lists his address as in Australia…

UPDATE: Mr Gwynne tells Guido “My family and I have been visiting and staying in Norfolk for my entire life and our family home has been here in North Norfolk since 2007. I am registered to vote in North Norfolk and the implication that this is a temporary address as alluded to in your article is factually incorrect.

I do have also have an address and business interests in London which require me to spend time there and are registered there accordingly.”

UPDATE II: Guido understands that Norfolk Police have found there was no case to answer for Harry Gwynne over the accusations and questions reported to them with regard to his home address.


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