Marie Rimmer Trial Postponed until after Election
The prospective Labour MP for St Helens South and Whiston will be able to fight her election campaign before going on trial for assault.
St Helens councillor and former council leader Marie Rimmer, who replaces incumbent MP Shaun Woodward as the Labour Party candidate for the seat, was due to be tried in Scotland last Thursday, 19 March.
She is accused of physically assaulting a woman at a polling station on the day of the Scottish independence referendum last September.
At Glasgow Sheriff’s Court, however, sheriff Andrew Normand said there was not enough time to hear the case, and postponed the trial until 3 August.
Mrs Rimmer denies the charges and has the support of her party.