“An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.
Richard Smalley was elected to represent Allestree on Derby City Council, a safe Conservative ward.
According to a report on the BBC website, he had claimed on a form submitted to the electoral registration officer that he lived at an address in Allestree, when he actually lived in Borrowash, which is outside the city boundaries of Derby. He resigned ten days after he was elected.
Smalley subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of ‘Supplying False Information to the Electoral Registration officer’ under s13D Representation of the People Act.”