Electoral Officers probe MP’s by-election letter

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Electoral Officers have launched a review into a letter sent out to Yarm residents ahead of the upcoming Yarm Town Council by-election by Stockton South MP, James Wharton.

This follows a complaint by Carole Jones, one of the candidates about the wording of the letter, in which he supports one of the three candidates standing in the by-election.

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A spokeswoman for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council told the Darlington and Stockton Times that they had received a complaint and were reviewing it in line with relevant guidance.