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Election fraud ‘hotline’ is set up to report incidents in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 11:51 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:57 08 June 2017

A special hotline has been set up for concerned voters in Tower Hamlets. Picture: PA

A special hotline has been set up for concerned voters in Tower Hamlets. Picture: PA

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Anti-Corruption campaigners have set up their own independent election fraud helpline for voters in Tower Hamlets with any concerns.

The service is operated by Anti-Corruption Investigations, an organisation set up after the High Court trial that overturned the 2014 election and other allegations over the 2015 general election.

They have a team of officers working with the council’s electoral services “to co-ordinate the policing response to any issues”.

A police officer is stationed outside all 25 polling stations serving Bethnal Green & Bow constituency and the 26 in neighbouring Poplar and Limehouse.

This follows a raft of complaints about polling station intimidation in 2014 that returned the now-banned Lutfur Rahman as Tower Hamlets mayor.

The Met came in for criticism at the GLA in March after evidence to City Hall from the current Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs, council opposition leader Peter Golds and government commissioner Sir Ken Knight.

Police were publicly accused of failing to prosecute anyone for election fraud following the High Court ruling two years before.

Detectives are now working with the Electoral Commission “to protect the integrity of the electoral process in London”.

Campaigner Andy Earlam whose High Court action exposed “industrial scale election fraud” in the 2014 election for mayor is urging voters who experience problems to call the hotline on 07879 151031 or email info@acillp.co.uk.

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