>Breaking: Eric Isllely MP pleads guilty to expenses charges


Eric Illslely, MP for Barnsley Central, has pleaded guilty in Southwark Crown Court to 3 charges of false accounting, relating to his expenses. Mr. Illsley was reelected as a Labour MP in May with a majority of 11,000, but has subsequently been expelled from the Labour party. He now technically sits as a Independent. 
Former colleague David Chaytor was last week sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar charges. Mr. Illsely could also face a custodial sentence, of up to 7 years. His sentencing would of course prompt another by-election, following the ongoing one in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

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