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Police will evaluate claims of election fraud following complaints regarding advertising and marketing materials launched by a Tory candidate.

Robert Largan, who’s campaigning to be the brand new MP for High Peak in Derbyshire, put out a social media put up on Saturday in crimson Labour colors saying “Labour for Largan”.

The former Tory MP captioned the put up with: “So many local Labour voters have told me they’re going to vote for me, because they want to keep me as their local MP.

“There have been so many that I’m launching a new Labour for Largan club.”

He additionally put out a put up, utilizing the colors of Reform UK, with the slogan “Reform for Robert”.

A faint silhouette of the Tory oak within the background and a authorized textual content on the backside stating the advert is being promoted on behalf of the Tory candidate reveal he’s standing for Rishi Sunak’s celebration.

The Conservative Party stated: “The materials clearly carry imprints, as required by electoral law.”

Mr Largan has not been contacted by Derbyshire Police, which has not confirmed if his advertisement is the subject of the review.

In a statement on social media, Derbyshire Police said: “We wish to confirm that we have received a number of messages in relation to claims of election fraud, raised due to concerns around marketing material. An incident has been created and will be reviewed.”

A spokesman for Mr Largan said he had done nothing wrong.

He added: “As Mr Largan’s social media posts and website make abundantly clear, large numbers of traditional Labour voters have been contacting him to tell him they plan to vote for him, despite him being a Conservative candidate.

“The same goes for Reform supporters – this is because of Mr Largan’s strong record of delivery in the High Peak.

“Therefore, supporters clubs of traditional Labour and Reform voters have been set up, to allow people to tell Mr Largan that they’re supporting him.

“These are called Labour for Largan and Reform for Robert. Such supporters’ clubs are not a new phenomenon.”