Police to guard voting booths at Tower Hamlets

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48 hours before polls open, council’s Tory leader calls for urgent measures to protect voters

Voting probe: Tower Hamlets and Mayor Lutfur Rahman

01 May 2012

Police officers are to be stationed at every polling station in Tower Hamlets after the Met launched an official investigation into allegations of electoral fraud.

Police officers are to be stationed at every polling station in Tower Hamlets after the Met launched an official investigation into allegations of electoral fraud.

Officers will man all 70 polling locations in the borough on Thursday alongside borough enforcement officers to prevent voter intimidation.

The measures come as the Met launched an investigation into “unprecedented” evidence of voter fraud in the key London borough less than 48 hours before the mayoral polls open.

Police sources today admitted the measures were unusual.

Concerned councillors have called for election security to be tightened to prevent a repeat of alleged irregularities said to have contributed to the shock by-election defeat of a Labour candidate in a previously safe seat earlier this month.

The Met said it would investigate claims the poll in the Banglatown and Spitalfields ward had been rigged  —  giving victory to Gulam Robbani, an independent candidate backed by the borough’s mayor Lutfur Rahman. He won by just 43 votes.

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4 Replies to “Police to guard voting booths at Tower Hamlets”

  1. It really comes to something when the cops have to protect the polling booths in my home city. Ican remember when this sort of thing was unheard of, RIP free and fair elections.

  2. i can see this becoming more common as the public slowly wake up to islamisation.
    would it be muslimes doing the intimidating by any chance?

    unless its the women’s institute doing the intimidating on behalf of the local blue-rinse Tory.

  3. What is worrying me is the way the left is getting ready for a crooked election in the US and Obama and company are fighting it.

  4. 70 polling booths in Tower Hamlets. I’m guessing that nobody would have more than a 3-5 minute walk to their local booth. I’ll also guess that the postal vote will be over 1/3 of the votes cast. Total & utter blatent fraud, and an insult to democracy.

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