Conservative politician Craig Mackinlay has been cleared of falsifying election expenses.
The MP for South Thanet had denied making false declarations during his 2015 campaign, when he beat then-UKIP leader Nigel Farage to the seat.
Mr Mackinlay, 52, had been accused of failing to declare more than £60,000 spent on staffing, hotels and adverts.
Jurors at Southwark Crown Court deliberated for more than 53 hours before reaching a verdict.
Party activist Marion Little, 63, from Ware, Hertfordshire, who was