Tuesday 22 April 2014

Labour official admits electoral fraud in leaked email

A Labour Party branch secretary has admitted to "helping" people fill out postal votes in Bethnal Green and encouraged others to do so in a leaked email.

Anisur Rahman, who is secretary of Bethnal Green South Labour Party, send the email to Labour PPC for Bethnal Green & Bow, Rushanara Ali and numerous activists and councillors telling them that he had helped voters fill out their ballot papers even though he knew it was wrong and encouraging them to follow his lead.
I helped and I also visited few house to do it. I know it is a secret matter but if someone request, as a comrade we need to help for the benefit of the party.

So I am requesting all ward coordinators, cllr's, branch secretaries to do such work in their own ward now.
The postal voting system is rife with fraud with ballot stuffing factories at home and abroad helping to rig elections almost exclusively for the Labour Party. There won't be many UKIP branches that don't have stories of electoral fraud ("helping" people in care homes fill out their ballot papers seems to be a favourite) but the sticking point is always the lack of hard evidence to force the police to investigate.

UKIP policy is to return to the old system where postal voting is reserved for those who are unable to get to the polling station because of problems with their health or because they are out of the area on election day. Postal voting should only be allowed in exceptional circumstances, it should not be an automatic right. Voter participation hasn't risen because of the liberalisation of postal voting but electoral fraud has increased significantly and we can hardly pontificate as a nation on rigged ballots and abuse of the democratic process abroad when it is so prevalent here.