The UK Independence Party candidate in the general election for Milton Keynes south west, Stephen Cornwell, has been charged with ten offences of making indecent photographs of children.
Mr Cornwell, who is 46, has already appeared before Milton Keynes magistrates and has been granted unconditional bail to return to court at the end of this month.
His political career had started as a Conservative but soon switched to Liberal Democrats. He once stood for Newport Pagnell Town council as an Independent and was last year's UKIP candidate in the local elections for the town.
In May his house was raided by police and computer equipment seized just three weeks before the general election.
Mr Cornwell was a candidate for the UK Independence Party in Milton Keynes South West and had allegedly stored drafts of his campaign material on his computer alongside the supposed indecent material.
Source: Milton Keynes Today, 15 November 2005