William Eichler 07 June 2024

Two Liberal Democrat campaigners arrested

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Two Liberal Democrat campaigners have been arrested on suspicion of election offences relating to a North Yorkshire Council by-election in March.

The investigation was launched into a letter distributed in the Stray, Woodlands and Hookstone ward which falsely claimed that the Green Party had ‘stood down’.

A police spokesperson told the BBC: ‘A man aged in his 60s and a man aged in his 20s, both from the Harrogate area, were arrested on Tuesday 4 June 2024 in connection with an ongoing local election-related investigation.

‘Following questioning, they have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.’

A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats said: ‘This relates to a printing mistake during a local council by-election early this year, which we explained at the time.’

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