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Westminster Council Scandal Grows

Squall 11, Autumn 1995, pg 14.

The investigation into gerrymandering “wilful misconduct” and “the export of homeless people out of the Borough” by Westminster City Council, may be concluded by the end of this year.

The figure, representing the cost to the population of Westminster of the dodgy dealings and likely to be surcharged to Damn Shirley Porter and five other councillors, has been revised by district auditor John Magill. In his provisional report published in January 1994, he stated that the money that councillors spent on “socially engineering” a Conservative vote was £21.255 million. This figure has been revised to £29.949 million following the discovery of more evidence that behind-the-scenes manoeuvring went on all the way up to 1994. If found guilty by the district auditor, as seems likely given his overt provisional report (see SQUALL 8), Porter and her minions will have to pay the whole lot back.