The 2014 election victory by Lutfur Rahman in the contest for Mayor of Tower of Hamlets was eventually over-turned for electoral corruption, but police investigations did not result in criminal convictions. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2014 local elections, held on 22 May rather than on the first Thursday in May in order to coincide with that year’s European Parliament elections.
For a full data series of the annual local election results, see my LocalBase.
Highly controversial Tower of Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman was removed from office for breaking the law. Now he’s been struck off as a solicitor too. … Read the full post »
Here’s the national equivalent vote share which Ukip has secured in the last three rounds of local elections. Notice a trend? … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission has cut the pay of the Tower Hamlets Returning Officer by 12.5% after mistakes made at the 2014 elections. … Read the full post »
The Liberal Democrats have selected Elaine Bagshaw for the Tower Hamlets Mayor by-election following Lutfur Rahman’s election being struck out by the courts on grounds of electoral fraud. … Read the full post »
An eyebrow rising detail from the legal action over the election of controversial Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman. … Read the full post »
A forensic expert said a large number of ballot papers from last year’s Tower Hamlet’s mayoral election could have been filled out with the same pen. … Read the full post »
Lutfur Rahman’s election agent said having the right candidate in power did not need to be achieved through “an open and transparent process”. … Read the full post »
A quarter of the postal votes in a single Tower Hamlets ward may have been completed by the same hand, according to evidence prepared for the vote rigging trial involving Lutfur Rahman. … Read the full post »
The proportion of Liberal Democrat local council candidates candidates and councillors elected in England who are female rose in the 2014 elections. … Read the full post »