They’re At It Again!

By DeusExMacintosh

Three Labour candidates standing in local elections in the London borough of Tower Hamlets have been spoken to by police investigating allegations of electoral fraud using falsely-registered postal votes. The inquiry by Scotland Yard Special Branch officers in the impoverished east London borough is part of a nationwide probe into 50 claims that electoral rolls from London to West Yorkshire, some of them in marginal constituencies, have been packed with fictitious or absent voters in the run up to this week’s poll.

When The Independent visited the area on Monday to investigate the claims, reporter Jerome Taylor was attacked and badly beaten by youths shortly after calling at the house of Khales Uddin Ahmed, a Labour candidate for the Bromley-by-Bow ward.

A total of 12 people are registered to Mr Ahmed’s address, seven of whom have been added to the electoral roll in the last eight weeks. A witness said that two of the attackers tried to run into Mr Ahmed’s property. A 16-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail. Mr Ahmed yesterday failed to respond to requests for an interview.

The Metropolitan Police said it had received 10 separate allegations passed to it by Tower Hamlets Borough Council that addresses in closely-fought wards had acquired multiple new occupants shortly before the electoral register closed last month. Four of the claims are now the subject of a police inquiry.

The Independent

With a system where this is entirely legal, it’s no wonder we have foreign monitors in for the election!

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