No time to blog this fully but:
LABOUR Cllr Miranda Grell has been found guilty on two counts of making false statements under the Representation of the People Act 1983 – the first case of its kind in Britain.
She was alleged to have claimed during last year’s Waltham Forest local election that Liberal Democrat rival, then Cllr Barry Smith, was a paedophile.
Announcing his findings of guilt this afternoon at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court, District Judge John Woollard fined Grell £500 on each of the two charges and ordered her to pay £3,000 costs.
Subject to the outcome of any appeal, that looks to be all she wrote.