Allegations of council election staff “making up the rules” during the Tower Hamlets local election count which almost cost the Tory opposition leader his seat are being sent to the Electoral Commission.

Voters in Tower Hamlets must be vigilant and report anything they suspect as being electoral fraud, according to Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission.

Two rival opposition leaders on Tower Hamlets Council vying to be mayor in May’s local elections have had their first spat days after their political groups each gained official Electoral Commission recognition.

A second opposition group on Tower Hamlets Council has now been recognised by the Electoral Commission as a legal political entity that is taking on Labour at May’s local elections.

A group of opposition members of Tower Hamlets Council has been formally recognised as a political party by the Electoral Commission in time to take on Labour in May’s local elections.

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