In a welcome boost for the 'silent majority', the Aberdeen council election candidate Helena Torry was found not guilty after being charged under the "Representation of the People Act 1983" and will be released from prison shortly.
Ms Torry was found not guilty on a technicality....
"As I understand it, the prosecuting authorities chose to bring the charge under section 65a of the Representation of the People Act 1983, which is the provision which applies to general elections in Scotland and local government elections in England. "The equivalent offence in a Scottish local government election is section 65b. Since section 65a does not create an offence at a Scottish local government election, there was no case to answer."
Ms Torry was not able to comment but is thought to be mulling over the chance to represent Aberdeen in the euro elections in 2014.