Dead Men Left

Monday, April 25, 2005

Electoral fraud allegations in Bethnal Green

Back to East London:

Large numbers of new voters were being added to the electoral roll with no checks on their validity, it was reported.

The borough is the most ethnically mixed in Britain and more than half the electorate is Muslim, mostly people of Bangladeshi origin.

"This is such a tightly fought election with feelings running high, that unless this election is fair and seen to be fair it could cause harm to community relations," Mr Galloway said.

"This is a conspiracy against democracy. This is beginning to look like an election in a banana republic."