Police investigate UKIP councillor


Police are investigating allegations made about a Boston UKIP councillor, it has been confirmed.

A force spokesman confirmed they had received an allegation last Thursday afternoon in relation to a Boston councillor and potential offences under the Localism Act or electoral offences.

They added: “At this stage, we are looking into the allegations to establish whether any offences have been committed.”

The Standard has established that the allegations relate to Boston borough and Lincolnshire county Councillor Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright and her declaration of interests.

Coun Keywood-Wainwright said police had not yet contacted her regarding the matter.

She believes she has taken steps to sort the problem already and is confident it will be dropped with no further action required.

Coun Keywood-Wainwright has already seen allegations that she made racist internet posts dropped by police and accused her political rivals of ‘sour grapes’.