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LABOUR CANDIDATE ARRESTED AFTER CRASH

PUBLISHED: 11:34 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 23 August 2010

A LABOUR general election candidate has been arrested after crashing her car into a roundabout. Kathryn Smith, who is standing in Gravesham, was thought to have been breathalysed at the scene of the smash after firefighters spent an hour cutting her from

A LABOUR general election candidate has been arrested after crashing her car into a roundabout.

Kathryn Smith, who is standing in Gravesham, was thought to have been breathalysed at the scene of the smash after firefighters spent an hour cutting her from a car.

She was taken to hospital after the accident at University Way, Dartford, at about 10pm on Monday but was not seriously hurt.

After discharging herself the next day was back on the campaign trail yesterday (Wednesday)

On Wednesday evening she wrote on Twitter: "Out in the town centre again today. Met some old friends and many new Labour supporters.

"People know that Labour is still on their side."

The Gravesham seat is a key marginal, which Tory candidate Adam Holloway took from Labour MP Chris Pond in 2005, by just 654 votes.

Until recently, Ms Smith was a director of the Co-operative Bank.

She was not available for comment.

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