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The Docklands & East London Advertiser reports: Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has censured five Bangladeshi television channels for carrying an advertisement amounting to a party political broadcast for Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman. The advertisement, taken out for two weeks in January 2012, was broadcast as many as 15 times a day across five channels… [...]
Hat Trick productions ran into hot water after setting up a spoof but official looking polling station immediately outside a real polling station.
Scotland Yard has been asked by the Electoral Commission to investigate “unprecedented” evidence of voter fraud ahead of next week’s polling for London Mayor.
The Electoral Commission has published the results of its third survey of reports of electoral fraud and other malpractice, this time covering the 2010 general and local elections and for the first time including data for every police force.
I was helping out in two by-elections over this weekend. On Saturday it was phoning for Elwyn Watkins in Oldham. If like me you’ve not been able to make it there in person (yet!), making phone calls is a really effective way of doing something for his campaign from home. To offer your services, contact [...]
Trial by Jeory has the story from the contest to be Mayor of Tower Hamlets: [Expelled Labour member turned independent] Lutfur Rahman’s campaign does seem to have galvanised a section of the Tower Hamlets community and many, if not most, are certainly very angry young people who are fuelled by a fair degree of hatred. [...]
There are good reasons for having laws that require local councils to be politically impartial in their publicity work. The Mayor election currently underway in Tower Hamlets has shown, once again, the big problem with the existing rules (for English and Welsh councils). The council wanted to include a 200 word statement from each nominated [...]
This morning I was off helping John Griffiths, Liberal Democrat candidate in the Tower Hamlets Mayor election. I was campaigning near where I used to live off the Roman Road and, as when I was in Hackney recently for a by-election there, one of the council blocks used to be considered an architectural cut above [...]
The Tower Hamlets Mayoral election campaign continues to do its best to beat political fiction for implausible twists, witness the appearance and then disappearance of a disgraced ex-Assistant Chief Executive in Lutfur Rahman’s election film as recounted on Harry’s Place. The Liberal Democrat candidate is John Griffiths, who you can find on Facebook and Twitter [...]
You select a candidate in a keenly contested election. You then receive complaints about how the contest was run. So you suspend the candidate and, er…, don’t rush through an investigation or recount the votes to find a new winner or put the runner-up in post but instead your national committee hands the candidature to someone [...]