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Mannequin trial: Renee Slater on Helena Torry exchange

A woman cleared of electoral fraud explained how she was involved in a prisoner exchange for a mannequin that she nominated as a candidate for an Aberdeen City Council election.

Renee Slater, who put the name Helena Torry forward to stand for the authority, won the case brought by a council returning officer under the Representation of the People Act 1983.

She told Andrew Neil that that she had been in a police cell and was initially exchanged for the dummy.

Ms Slater said 'Helena Torry' could be collected in a few weeks from custody, but she believed it would be in need of a change of clothes.

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  • 11 Jan 2013
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