Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Watford admits to 75 offences

Ian Oakley, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Watford and Hillingdon councillor*, today appeared in court and pleaded guilty to five charges of criminal damage and two of harassment.

Oakley also asked for 68 other offences to be taken into account, making a breathtaking total of 75 offences.

A fuller piece will follow later today, but in the meantime I’m sure that many people will both be shocked at the number of offences but also relieved that after all the years, someone has finally been brought to justice.

* After he was arrested, he quit as Conservative candidate and left the Conservative group on Hillingdon Council.

UPDATE: Two blogging Watford Liberal Democrat members, Iain Sharpe and Sara Bedford, have written their own postings on the news.

UPDATE 2: Sal Brinton, our PPC and 2005 candidate, has written a piece for Liberal Democrat Voice.

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