The secret ballot is fundamental to our elections. The police and the Electoral Commission are failing to protect it.
In a recent Tower Hamlets by-election, aggressive men surrounded women as they attempted to enter a Polling Station to vote.
The Labour council have spent £29 million on “Liveable Streets”. Refuse vehicles cannot enter many streets, resulting in rubbish left on pavements.
Tougher laws against fraud are welcome. But the police are failing to enforce election law as it stands.
I very much hope that six years since the corrupt and flawed election, the residents of Tower Hamlets will be able to vote safely and securely.
Law abiding local citizens face continuous harassment. Genuine problems caused by illegal activity are ignored.
Polling organisations have strict guidelines as to questions and methodology. Why can’t we have rules to stop dodgy bar charts?
The Electoral Commission stumbles from one crisis to another – while proven voter fraud goes unpunished.
Ten years ago, Tower Hamlets Council named a block of social housing after the slave trader.
Volunteering is thriving. But in Tower Hamlets, we watch which community groups are being given money.
It has, without consultation or a change in the law, slammed shut the principal way that investigating corruption of the register may be properly conducted.
Labour claims to be concerned about what they call “voter suppression.” They should sort out their own Party.
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
In April 2020, Lutfur Rahman will have his disqualification lifted. He will be free to stand in the 2022 local elections. Will the police have learned anything?
In 1872 the secret ballot was introduced to prevent open voting. 137 years later, the United Kingdom cannot guarantee a secret ballot in our capital city.