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Three election petitions against constituency results filed after general election

 

The Magna Carta Conservation Party Great Britain's official logo as registered with the Electoral Commission

The Magna Carta Conservation Party Great Britain’s official logo as registered with the Electoral Commission

With the deadline for filing petitions against constituency results in the 2015 general election, only three have materialised:

  • Tim Ireland, who stood as an independent, is petitioning against Nadine Dorries’s re-election in Mid-Bedfordshire, alleging “illegal practices by publishing false statements prior to the election”.
  • Ruth Temple, who stood for the Magna Carta Conservation Party Great Britain in Woking, is petitioning against MP Jonathan Lord, claiming he was not eligible to stand.
  • Fiona MacInnes and Tim Morrison in Orkney and Shetland have petitioned against re-elected MP Alistair Carmichael over the leaked Nicola Sturgeon memo.

Notably absent from that list is George Galloway and Bradford West, even though up until just a few hours before the deadline Galloway was still talking confidently of a petition against the result which saw him defeated.

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