A landlord who stood as a Conservative councillor in a local election has been found guilty of electoral fraud.
Cencizham Cerit, 47, of Primrose Drive, Ashford, stood for election to Ashford Borough Council in November 2011.
Canterbury Crown Court heard Cerit delivered 200 postal vote applications to the council containing false or forged signatures.
The postal applications were not accepted and Cerit lost the election by 87 votes.
The landlord, who owns 60 properties in the Ashford area, was also found guilty of submitting his nomination paper knowing it contained false