Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election Re-Run Hit By Claims of Irregularities

Police assesses allegations of harvesting of postal votes, use of ‘ghost’ voters and improper distribution of election literatureThe election of a new mayor for Tower Hamlets, prompted by the ejection of the last incumbent for widespread fraud, is already the subject of 16 separate allegations of electoral irregularities, police have confirmed. Officials have told the Guardian, that just four days before voters in the east London borough choose a successor to Lutfur Rahman, Britain’s first directly elected Muslim mayor, Met officers are assessing claims of the harvesting of postal votes, the use of “ghost” voters and the improper distribution of election literature.