Alistair Carmichael faces £150,000 bill after attempt to oust him | Politics | The Guardian

(Interesting change of tone in the Guardian reports…)

Alistair Carmichael, the former Scotland secretary, is facing a legal bill of about £150,000 after narrowly surviving a bid to have him ousted as MP for Orkney and Shetland.Two judges sitting as an election court in Edinburgh rejected Carmichael’s application to have his legal costs awarded against four constituents who had challenged his election victory after he lied about the leak of a civil service memo.Lady Paton and Lord Matthews ruled on Monday that both sides had to meet their own legal costs. The four constituents have successfully covered their legal costs, estimated to be about £185,000, after an online fundraising drive raised nearly

Source: Alistair Carmichael faces £150,000 bill after attempt to oust him | Politics | The Guardian

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