A spokesperson for the City of London Police confirmed the force is looking into reports of financial favours being traded in return for votes during a City election campaign.

Police are investigating a City election after a candidate was accused of treating to gain support during their campaign.

A spokesperson for the City of London Police confirmed the force is looking into reports of financial favours being traded in return for votes, but withheld the name of the accused.

“We can confirm that we have had concerns reported to us in relation to matters of electoral process.

“We have received an allegation that a candidate has committed an offence of ‘treating’ and this investigation continues.”

A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said: “Any allegation of criminal behaviour is a matter for the police.”

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