Friday, 9 May 2014

Respect candidate has electoral fraud conviction

Arshad Ali, who stepped down as chairman of the party in 2012 when his conviction became public knowledge, spent 6 weeks in prison in 1997 for his part in fiddling Labour's landslide election victory.

The Tories, Labour and Lib Dems on Bradford City Council have called for a change to the law that would ban anyone convicted of electoral fraud from standing for public office for life.