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Local candidate dropped by Conservative party

Conservative Party says it can no longer support local candidate, Craig Williams, over general election date betting.

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The Conservative Party has withdrawn it's support from candidate Craig Williams, who are being looked into over alleged election betting.

Earlier this month it was revealed that the former aide to the prime minister in the last Parliament placed a £100 bet on a July election just three days before the announcement by Rishi Sunak.

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Craig Williams vows to continue on after his support from the Conservative Party was dropped.

He issued issued a public apology after admitting to making a "huge error of judgement" by betting on the date of the next general election.

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak said this week he was "incredibly angry" at the reports.

This withdrawal means that there is no official Conservative candidate in Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr.

In a statement, the Conservative Party said:

"As a result of ongoing internal enquiries, we have concluded that we can no longer support Craig Williams or Laura Saunders as Parliamentary Candidates at the forthcoming General Election.

"We have checked with the Gambling Commission that this decision does not compromise the investigation that they are conducting, which is rightly independent and ongoing."

This is a breaking news story, more to follow.


The candidates in the running for your votes in Montgomeryshire & Glyndwr are:

  • Jeremy Brignell-Thorp (Green Party)
  • Oliver Lewis (Reform UK)
  • Glyn Preston (Liberal Democrat)
  • Elwyn Vaughan (Plaid Cymru)
  • Craig Williams (TBC)
  • Steve Witherden (Labour)
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