NO criminal offences were made in Weaver Vale and Chester during the 2015 General Election, police have confirmed today.
A ten month-investigation by numerous police forces across the UK has been investigating whether the Conservative Party breached spending rules during their ‘battle bus’ campaign in the 2015 election.
The battle bus brought Tory activists to marginal seats, and it has been alleged that it was wrongly recorded as national spending.
The bus visited the Weaver Vale constituency to help campaign for Graham Evans, who kept his seat following the election.
It also visited Chester where sitting MP and fellow Tory, Stephen Mosley, was defeated.
Police and the CPS are not naming any MPs or agents who may be under investigation.
Cheshire Police have now completed their own investigation into the allegations, and today confirmed that no further action will be taken.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "After a 12-month time extension was obtained for potential prosecution, a thorough investigation took place with a specific focus on the Weaver Vale and Chester constituencies.
"Having gathered all the evidence available, it has now been established that no criminal offences have been committed, and no further action will be taken."
Yesterday it was revealed that 12 police forces across Britain have submitted files to the CPS regarding the allegations.
A CPS spokesman confirmed it has received files from the following police forces: Avon and Somerset, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Lincolnshire, Metropolitan, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire.
A spokesman for Staffordshire said it had also passed a file to the CPS.