GUILTY - Former councillor faces jail

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A FORMER Wigan councillor is facing jail after a jury found her guilty of fraud.

Emma McGurrin, who represented the Standish with Langtree ward for Labour, was told by her trial judge at Liverpool Crown Court that her political career is now in tatters.

The nine charges - of which she was found guilty of eight - concerned claiming expenses for childminding services that did not take place.

FULL STORY IN THE WIGAN EVENING POST (FRIDAY) ...