Huge debts of Tory candidate leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP

One of the Tories’ star PPCs has been reported as having defaulted on ‘debts’ of nearly £325,000. The Mirror reveals that Bristol East candidate Adeela Shafi, who was hand picked by Cameron to open for him at Conservative conference in 2008, has “has had three county court judgments against her since 2007″.

The Insolvency Act 1986 and Enterprise Act 2002 outlaw undischarged bankrupts from standing for Westminster and provide for bankrupt MPs to be turfed out. Application for a bankruptcy petition by creditors (her husband was declared insolvent in 2000) could leave the Tories without a candidate or, should Shafi pull off a shock win in Bristol East, a Member of Parliament. Scrapbook doubts this is the kind of gamble voters will plump for on May 6.

The bombshell leaves Shafi open to allegations of recklessness from fellow Tories and recalls the recent case of the SNP’s original candidate in the Glasgow North East by-election, who was forced to stand down within five days of selection after failing to declare serious financial problems.

This is the kind of campaign development that party staffers dread and the stuff of absolute nightmares for election agents. What’s that sound?

The wheels coming off one of the Tories’ most visible campaigns.

9 Comments

  1. New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  2. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  3. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  4. RT @rosiehucklesby: RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  5. RT @rosiehucklesby: RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  6. RT @rosiehucklesby: RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  7. Chris Paul says:

    Mmmm. This raises some questions about all those feral conbloggers launching an appeal and an attack programme for this seat.

  8. RT @psbook New post Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a – potential blow to #kerryout

  9. RT @BevaniteEllie: Oh dear…RT @psbook: New post: Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  10. RT @BevaniteEllie: Oh dear…RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  11. RT @psbook Huge debts of Tory PPC [Adeela Shafi] leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  12. topsy_top20k_en says:

    New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  13. wonders where @torybear @guidofawkes @iaindale @shanegreer and other childish #conbloggers are on http://bit.ly/bkba4a? gone for a #carryout

  14. RT @ChrispLOL wonders where @torybear @guidofawkes @iaindale @shanegreer and other childish #conbloggers are on http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  15. Tory opponent of @MerryMP has defaulted on £325K That's Tory austerity! #MobMonday http://j.mp/d9xRle

  16. RT @richardblogger: Tory opponent of @KerryMP has defaulted on £325K That's Tory austerity! #MobMonday http://j.mp/d9xRle

  17. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  18. RT: @psbook New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a (@KerryMP)

  19. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  20. All I can say is #KerryIN

  21. RT @jamescowley: RT: @psbook New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a ( …

  22. RT @snookcocker: RT @ChrispLOL wonders where @torybear @guidofawkes @iaindale @shanegreer and other childish http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  23. RT @PSBook New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  24. RT @psbook New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  25. RT @PSBook New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a [via @LabourList @KerryMP]

  26. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  27. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  28. [...] “rising star” to punchline quicker than you can say #kerryout Share With Friends Tagged as: #kerryout, adeela shafi, [...]

  29. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  30. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  31. The CCJ may or may not be outstanding (if it is the latter then CCHQs ‘no comment’ response is senseless media suicide) however creditors don’t escalate their dispute with debtors to the courts as soon as they miss a single payment/deadline.

    To avoid the extra time and expense involved with a CCJ it is reasonable to assume that whichever body was owed this money went through some process of trying to recover it without success – it is in this sense that Mrs Shafi has “defaulted”.

  32. How is it reasonable to assume that?

    Given the potential implications, which this post indicates you are clearly aware of, don’t you think you should perhaps do a bit more research?

  33. RT @psbook: Huge debts of Tory candidate leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  34. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  35. RT @psbook: Huge debts of Tory PPC… http://bit.ly/bkba4a <Can't see @ToryBear chasing this one with a camcorder! ;-)

  36. RT @psbook: New post –> Huge debts of Tory PPC leave voters with prospect of disqualified MP http://bit.ly/bkba4a

  37. Sam says:

    This is disguesting realy, I don’t beleive this that someone can owe that much. some kind of game is being played with you adeela, but you don’t worry, keep going and hopefully when you will get there then everyone will be fine with you. We are with you

  38. Sam says:

    Kerrrrrrrrrry you woooooooont caaaaaarrrrrrrrryyyy…….. Kerrryyyy ouuutt

  39. Paul Green says:

    #KerryIn

    Adeela Shafi cannot be trusted

    Join the #AdeelaBLOCKOUT campaign

  40. [...] as the figurehead of a Tory attack campaign that elevated her profile to the point where her parlous financial affairs piqued the interest of a national newspaper. Shafi’s absence from the list of leading Muslim [...]

  41. paul, bristol, bs5 says:

    Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman Catherine Foster has said: “Bristol City Council have contacted Avon and Somerset police this evening about a possible alleged breach of electoral law’.

    In view of this – if Kerry McCarthy is being investigated by the Police, would this mean that she would be automatically disqualified from standing for election?

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Follow us on Twitter



css.php