There will now be a by-election in the Whitechapel Ward. But will the police ensure that it is free and fair?
Posts Tagged: Election fraud
Peter Golds: The Government must implement the Pickles proposals, and task the police with tackling election fraud
There is a huge amount of work to be done to restore and defend our democracy.
Sir Eric’s proposals are a welcome first step towards restoring trust in the ballot box, but photographic evidence is the essential gold standard.
The rules not only need to be updated but also to be enforced.
We at the Electoral Commission take this crime very seriously. It is thankfully rare, but even one case is too many.
Ghost electorates will no longer boost the number of Labour constituencies.
Labour require ID checks for new members – yet show a less rigour when it comes to voting by the wider electorate.
Lee Scott: “Dirty Jew”. The campaign of hate, abuse and death threats that cast a dark cloud over our electoral system
Honesty and trust has been vital to the process. I am not now absolutely certain that this assumption can still be relied upon.
Real voters must be the baseline from which projections will be made.
Passive buck passing from the Electoral Commission and the Police is not good enough.
It is right to recognise Pickles’ achievements as Communities Secretary – but he must be supported in his new role too.
Pickles is the Government’s new “Anti-corruption Tsar”. First he must report and make recommendations. And then the Commons must act.
In Tower Hamlets and elsewhere the law, the Electoral Commission and the police have been found grievously wanting.
I will be fighting hard to bring a positive Conservative programme to Tower Hamlets on June 11th.
Cllr Peter Golds: How the Metropolitan Police and the Electoral Commission turned a blind eye to fraud in Tower Hamlets
By their inactions, which I list in this article, they are partly responsible for the electoral scandals that have made the borough notorious.