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Tower Hamlets corruption: Questions by Jim Fitzpatrick MP

Our MP Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour, Poplar and Limehouse) has been persistently asking questions in the House of Commons about the status of investigations into Tower Hamlets corruption.

jim-fitzpatrick-commonsDespite the disappointing hopeless inept just plain sad statement LW managed to wrangle out of the Metropolitan Police yesterday investigations by Tower Hamlets residents will continue. Jim is leading the way.

Below are his questions to date and links to the full questions and answers on the House of Commons site.

  • To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the decisions of the Electoral Court’s ruling on the 2014 mayoral election in Tower Hamlets. [External link]
  • To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made by the Commissioners appointed by his Department to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets of the level of fraud in that borough. [External link]
  • To ask the Attorney General, what the deadline is for criminal prosecutions to be brought by the Metropolitan Police against people implicated in electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets as a result of the Election Court rulings against former mayor Lutfur Rahman. [External link]
  • To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of the level of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets. [External link]
  • To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to decide on whether to support prosecutions for people suspected of committing electoral or financial fraud in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets; and when he plans to announce that decision.  [External link]
  • To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Electoral Commission has given any early indication to Ministers of the likely outcomes of its investigations into electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets; and when the Commission expects that investigation to be complete. [External link]

 Many thanks to Jim for keeping the pressure up.


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