Former Newbury Labour spokesman suspended over fraud

From the BBC:

A Labour parliamentary candidate has been suspended after being convicted of fraud, the party has confirmed.
Richard Garvie, 30, who is standing for Wellingborough and Rushden, was found guilty of buying about £900 worth of train tickets using a bank account he knew contained insufficient funds.
He had denied the offence and told the BBC he “did not set out to defraud East Midlands Trains”.
His name will stay on ballot papers as it is too late for it to be removed.
Garvie, from Corby, Northamptonshire, was convicted at Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and will be sentenced at a later date.

Richard Garvie is a former Labour Party spokesman in Newbury.

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