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English Democrats regional leader Steve Uncles from Dartford denies fraud allegations at Dartford Magistrates' Court

By Rebecca Hughes

An English Democrats regional leader from Dartford has appeared in court over allegations of fraud.

Steve Uncles, who heads up the party in the south east, appeared before Dartford magistrates where he pleaded not guilty to 10 offences under the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act and Representation of the People's Act.

The offences are said to have taken place around the local government elections last year and include the submission of false nomination forms for the English Democrats, of which one candidate was named Anna Cleves.

Steve Uncles
Steve Uncles

Uncles, of Shears Close, in Wilmington, was summonsed to appear before magistrates after an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

The 49-year-old, who is also the party's prospective lead candidate in this year's European elections in the south east of England, represented himself in court.

He will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on March 14 for a preliminary hearing.

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