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Liberal Democrat candidate suspended over falsified election papers

The Liberal Democrats have disowned candidate Patrick Haveron. Photo: PA

A Liberal Democrat General Election candidate has been suspended by the party over allegations that he falsified his council nomination papers.

Patrick Haveron, also the parliamentary candidate for South West Surrey, has been accused of falsifying his papers for the Waverley Borough Council election.

But because nominations have closed he will still appear on both ballot papers as a Lib Dem, even though the party have disowned him.

The Lib Dems stressed that Mr Haveron will not represent the party in either the parliamentary or Waverley Borough Council elections.

A party spokesman said:

Patrick Haveron has been suspended by the party pending the outcome of investigations into his nomination papers for the Waverley Borough Council election.

He has been suspended from the Liberal Democrats and no longer represents the Liberal Democrats in either election.

– Liberal Democrats party spokesman