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Police investigate claims of personation in Oldham elections

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed it is looking into four allegations of “personation” – where an individual votes as someone else – which allegedly occurred during the Oldham Council elections on May 5…

One resident took to Facebook to reveal that her brother was turned away from a polling station because someone had already used his vote.

She said: “Voting system was not fair, my brother and a few others I know went to vote and someone had already voted under their name. How can this be justified as a true result.”…

In a report on last year’s electoral fraud allegations, the Electoral Commission has revealed that Oldham is one of 18 areas that it has identified as having a history of election fraud allegations and is at risk of further claims. [Oldham Evening Chronicle]

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