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Former councillor to face court over election irregularities claim

A former West Norfolk councillor is due in court next week over allegations of electoral irregularities.

David Pope, who has resigned as an independent councillor for the Upwell and Delph ward is due to appear before magistrates in King's Lynn on Thursday, November 14.

Police say he has been "summoned to court on suspicion of causing or permitting a false signature on an election nomination paper."

Local Election candidates 2019 (21178024)
Local Election candidates 2019 (21178024)

Mr Pope, an independent, was re-elected in May and had represented the area since 2001.

He has declined to comment on the issue pending tomorrow's hearing.

A by-election to fill the seat will take place on December 12, the same date as the general election.

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