>> Theresa May's ruling conservatives have avoided potentially damaging criminal charges. The party faced numerous police investigations over expenses claims from the 2015 general election. The actions of local MPs and officials were under scrutiny, but Britain's crown prosecution decided Wednesday, no legal action will be taken. The ruling specified a charge could only be brought if someone had knowingly made a false declaration, adding whilst evidence suggests returns may have been inaccurate, there's insufficient evidence to prove criminally, they were dishonest.
The conservatives can now breathe a sigh of relief, the verdict threatened to derail a campaign that has them well ahead in the polls, and with the June the eighth general election fast approaching, it can be put behind them. Conservative Party Chairman, Patrick McLoughlin seen here, said in a written statement, these were politically motivated and unfounded complaints that have wasted police time, but it still might be a shadow that hangs over the conservative party for some time.
In March the UK's election watchdog fined them 70,000 pounds for their handling of campaign expenses. Now Theresa May's team wants to get back to focusing on her message, but others will likely turn extra attention to their coming campaign spending.