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PC 'misled' into giving away vote

A police officer has told an election fraud trial she was misled into giving away her vote.

PC Emily McLean was giving evidence at the trial of four people accused of manipulating the proxy voting system to get celebrity chef Kevin Woodford elected.

Miss McLean said she signed a form at her door after being told it would stop canvassers bothering her.

But the form actually allowed someone to vote on her behalf as a 'proxy'.

Miss McLean said she would not have signed the form if she had known what it really was.

The court heard Miss McLean said a man and woman came to her door together.

The man fitted the description of Mr Woodford’s campaign manager, Charles ‘Buster’ Lewin, who has already admitted three counts of election fraud.

The trial continues on Monday (October 1).

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