CPS authorise charge against Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidate
Rosemary Ainslie, head of Special Crime at the CPS, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised police to charge Jonathon Seed with making a false declaration in the nomination papers for the Wiltshire 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
“The charge relates to an allegation he made a false declaration that he was not disqualified from election as a Police and Crime Commissioner.
“The CPS made the decision that he should be charged after reviewing a file of evidence from Thames Valley Police.
“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against this defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice proceedings."
Notes to editors
- Jonathon Seed [DOB: 22/06/1958] will appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 19 October charged with making a false statement contrary to Article 21 of the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012.