May 10, 1996 |
Britain's ruling Conservative Party was rocked Thursday by an independent inquiry that found leaders of an area council in the capital guilty of a $47-million homes-for-votes racket. District Auditor John Magill, who audits the accounts of local authorities, said Westminster Council in central London had deliberately cleared tenants from council apartments in marginal voting districts and then sold them off at low prices to people more likely to vote Conservative. "The intention . . .