In a desperate attempt to keep her job, Swedish Liberal MEP Maria Carlshamre (at right, checking her spreadsheets) has said "But I have made the judgment that the mandate I was given by voters takes precedence. I am here on a personal mandate". Given that she has just been convicted on accounting fraud, and has been requested by her party to resign her seat it is quite a brave if repellent stand to take. I suppoe it is only par for he course, but it seems that the party had takenaccount of Carlshamre's personal situation at the time she committed the crime. And still allowed her on the list!