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Labour apologises for defamatory by-election leaflet

The Kilburn Times has the curious story:

Brent Labour Party has been accused of carrying out a smear campaign against a rival after they distributed defamatory leaflets about the Tory candidate in the Kenton by-election…

The handouts, which Mr Maurice claims was sent out at the same time as postal votes, said: “Even the Conservative candidate for the Kenton by-election has said he will not be voting conservative.”

It included a scanned feedback form claimed to be completed by Mr Maurice where he attacks his party for failing to control immigration.

After being alerted to the leaflets, Mr Maurice employed a handwriting expert who proved the form was not filled out by him.

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