Tory MP Chris Davies charged with falsifying parliamentary expenses claims
Conservative MP Christopher Davies has been charged with falsifying two expenses claims, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.
The Brecon and Radnorshire MP is charged with two counts of forgery - one dating between January 25 and March 11 2016, and another dating between March 28 and April 12 2016.
He has also been charged with providing false or misleading information for allowances in the same year.
The 51-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: “In November 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to an allegation that Christopher Davies, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, falsified two invoices in support of Parliamentary expenses claims.
“Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has today charged Mr Davies with two offences of making a false instrument and one offence of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims.”
In a statement, Mr Davies said: “I am very disappointed at today’s announcement by the CPS. I have explained previously the circumstances that led to the investigation, relating to events dating back to when I was a newly elected MP over three years ago.
“I will now speak to my lawyers and my colleagues in Parliament. I have nothing further to say about the matter at this time.”