Fake Memberships Discovered In Federal Conservative Party Leadership Contest

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 07:14 AM

Over 13 hundred fake party memberships have been identified by the federal Conservative Party and they have now been rejected.

The issue of fake memberships was raised by leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary last week but says he's concerned there will be many more fake memberships submitted at the end of the month when the membership list is finalized.

O'Leary charges there are clearly forces at work who are trying to influence the outcome.

He's denying a report accusing one of his campaign organisers of trying to buy votes. O`Leary and Maxime Bernier are seen as the frontrunners. The leader will be chosen in late May.