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Labour Rigging Local Election In Leeds? Call the UN

by | 29th, April 2007

WILL the UN be required to oversee next month’s local elections? There is more talk of ballot rigging and electoral postal fraud, this time on Leeds City Council.

As Dizzy writes:

“This morning’s Sunday Times is carrying allegations about electoral postal fraud on scale which is befitting the BNP last year. Apparently, the leader of Leeds City Council, Keith Wakefield, has been advising his canvassers student activists to help people fill out their postal ballots, take them for people, and only post them if they have voted Labour.

A former parliamentary aide and Labour whip, Graham Hyde, was also secretly filmed telling people not to “get caught with [postal ballots] on you. We are not supposed to collect them.” West Yorkshire Police are now investigating the allegations.

It’s certainly telling of the desperation that now exists amongst the wider Labour Party that they face a routing next Thursday. To openly flout the rules by taking postal ballots is one thing, to advise people to remove the votes for other parties is outrageous.”

Call the UN…

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