Howard Cox speaking to SW Londoner reporter.

Reform’s candidate incorrectly thinks he’ll get his £10,000 election deposit back

Reform UK’s London mayoral candidate, Howard Cox, believed he would see the return of his party’s £10,000 deposit fee.

His party achieved 3.2% of the vote share in the London mayoral elections, coming in fifth.

Candidates must achieve 5% of the vote share to receive a return on their deposit.

When asked how he felt about the loss, he said: “I’m not sure if that’s true, it’s two and a half percent to return the deposit so I don’t think it’s a problem in that respect. 

“You’re looking at £10,000, not the £500 necessary for MPs.”

He said that the results were disappointing and claimed that Londoners voted strategically.

He added: “Reform was offering policies that everyone loved.”

Featured image credit: SW Londoner reporter

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