Labour MP Marie Rimmer, accused of kicking an elderly Indy campaigner during the Scottish referendum, is in court for the first day of her trial. She denies the charges. Will Labour have to suspend another MP if the jury don’t believe her?
Marie Rimmer, the 68 year-old Labour MP for St Helens South will be back in Court this week. Readers will remember the curious case of Marie Rimmer, accused of kicking a woman at a polling station before the election. Her case was booted out on a technicality a few weeks ago. The case has been re-raised and another hearing is due this week. Hopefully the prosecutors can manage to prosecute the case this time without tripping up…
Readers will remember the curious case of Marie Rimmer, accused of kicking a woman at a polling station before the election. Marie is now the Labour MP for St Helens South and she was in court to face assault charges today, only to have her case somewhat ironically booted out on a technicality:
Case against Labour MP @MarieRimmerMP dropped because the Crown failed to use the word "Glasgow" on the charge.
— Arif Ansari (@ArifBBC) August 3, 2015
Another stunning CPS success. Rimmer’s lawyer tells the BBC the Crown could mount a second prosecution…
Marie Rimmer, the 68 year-old Labour candidate defending Shaun Woodward’s 14,000 majority in St Helens South, who stands accused of kicking a woman at a polling station, has had her trial delayed until after the election. Guido can’t recall a defendant on trial for a jailable offence being a recent general election candidate…
Marie Rimmer, 68, is the Labour candidate defending Shaun Woodward’s 14,000 majority in St Helens South. She is also in court this morning accused of kicking a woman at a polling station.
Glasgow Sheriff Court - Marie Rimmer - Court 6
Rowdy Rimmer was charged with assaulting a Yes activist in Glasgow as Scots went to the polls in September. In a remarkable pre-campaign prophecy, Woodward praised Rimmer on her nomination as “a real fighter”. Will the voters boot her out in May?