Election expenses rears it’s head once more

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Tory chiefs accused of casting MPs adrift Tory MPs embroiled in controversy over 2015 General Election expenses have hit out at the party’s central office for “cocking up” and then casting them “adrift” as the row rumbles on. The Conservatives … Continue reading

Conservative Party releases election expenses after court action

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Conservative Party releases election expenses after court action The Conservative Party has produced documents about its spending during the general election after the Electoral Commission took court action. The watchdog applied to the High Court to force the party to … Continue reading

Rotherham’s mobile Polling Station?

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The photo below was, I believe, taken last year. Those pictured left to Right are, Mohammad Mahroof, Sajid Bostan, Abrar Hussain and Amin Sabir. Further information on those depicted would be appreciated, either leave a comment or email Rik. One … Continue reading

Elections, voting and electoral fraud

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Spotted for us today by Regular Reader, is this developing story. Elections, voting and electoral fraud An exploratory study focusing on British Pakistanis and Bangladeshis http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/181254/Elections-voting-and-election-fraud-Jan-2015.pdf Covered in the Guardian Parties exploit Asian networks for votes – Electoral Commission http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jan/28/tories-and-labour-exploit-asian-networks-to-win-votes

Labour wouldn’t be that stupid, would they?

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Labour’s rules, now stipulate, all potential candidates, including sitting Labour Party Councillors, must go through the entire selection process, including examination and interview, before they are admitted to the panel, from which Ward Labour Parties may choose to be their … Continue reading

What’s legal, what’s not!

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Required reading for all democracy practitioners. Labour Party: Keep It Legal Briefing ACPO/Electoral Commission; Guidance on preventing and detecting electoral fraud. Electoral Commission; Code of conduct for campaigners.

Rotherham’s broken democracy

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“The rather over used and perhaps misunderstood word, that comes out of the mouths of politicians, is democracy. The ‘will of the people’ is the simplest and most accurate way of putting it. What happens to all politicians, is that … Continue reading

Polling Fraud: Rotherham Needs Help from Respect

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“50% of those convicted for electoral fraud since 2000 have been of Pakistan, Kashmiri or Bangladesh origin, although these communities make up only 2% of the UK population. The total number of cases is relatively few, however most party organisers … Continue reading