Election candidate ‘offence’ apology

Shehzad Hussain, left, with Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell and former candidate Beth Prescott

Shehzad Hussain, left, with Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell and former candidate Beth Prescott

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A would-be councillor has described how a business venture went “horribly wrong” after it was revealed he was convicted of selling fake clothing.

Shehzad Hussain, a Conservative candidate for Dewsbury West in May’s local elections, sold fake designer clothes on internet auction site eBay.

The 42-year-old was handed a 12-month suspended jail sentence in 2008. Mr Hussain said he was unemployed at the time with a young family.

 

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