Exclusive: the next big #Torycampaignscandal? #GE17

The SKWAWKBOX

As the national press has reported, the Conservative party is spending a huge amount of money on ‘wraparounds’ – additional pages to form the front and back page of a newspaper – in key General Election constituencies.

The wraparounds have been seen in across England and Wales (reports of any in Scotland have not yet reached the SKWAWKBOX) in marginal constituencies and are designed to look like a normal newspaper front-page. Many appeared last week as voters went to the ballot box for the local elections, causing a rash of complaints to publishers. The Conservatives are said to be planning a series of wraparounds in target constituencies in the run-up to 8 June.

The SKWAWKBOX can exclusively reveal that the wording of the ads – many of which have appeared in constituencies where Tory MPs and personnel are already under investigation for alleged election spending fraud in 2015 –…

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