Tower Hamlets Elections 2017 Current Police Situation Report 06 June

As a result of the electoral corruption endemic in Tower Hamlets during recent years, in the run up to the General Election on 8th June 2017 (tomorrow!)  the Metropolitan Police have worked closely with the Electoral Commission, HMIC, and the Council to ensure it “plays its part to protect the integrity of the electoral process.”

Which is nice.

You can see all your voting choices here: Tower Hamlets General Election 2017 candidates

In the run up to the election, and on the day itself, there will be a robust policing plan in place in Tower Hamlets. This will include additional officers on duty based at polling stations.

A key aspect of the plan will be exclusion zones around polling stations to eliminate intimidation. So if the usual thugs employed by certain political ‘groups’ could stay at home it would save everyone a lot of bother.

How to report electoral crime

Anyone with any information about potential election fraud or malpractice is asked to pass that to police so it can be investigated. Email the Met Police Special Enquiry Team (SET) at SETelections@met.police.uk, call 101, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 who will pass the information on to Tower Hamlets Police.

Below is a summary of election related allegations provided to us by the Met as of 06 June.

The SET have now received a total of 28 notifications/allegations Met Wide in relation to the UKPGE 2017.

Of these 11 relate specifically to Tower Hamlets. (The chart shows the additional allegations as well as those sent out previously).

NumberReport formatAllegationReported BySET Update
1Crime reportCrimestoppers allegation of fraudulent voter registration at an addressAnonymousSET in contact with LBTH. Assessment being conducted. Ongoing.
2Crime reportAllegation of Undue Influence Sec 115 RPAMember of PublicComplainant contacted. Assessment being conducted. Ongoing.
3Crime reportBreach of Purdah rules by rival candidateCouncillorComplainant contacted. Assessment being conducted. Ongoing.
4Crime reportBreach of Purdah rules. Use of school for campaigning by rival candidateCouncillorComplainant contacted. Assessment being conducted. Ongoing.
5Crime reportComplaint about use of unregistered political party details on an election leafletMember of PublicComplainant contacted. Assessment being conducted. Ongoing.
6Crime reportBreach of Purdah rules at LBTH event by rival candidateCouncillorAssessment being conducted. Ongoing.
7Crime reportBreach of Purdah rules at LBTH event by rival candidateCouncillorAssessment being conducted. Ongoing.
8Intel reportPotential for expenses declaration breach by rival candidateCouncillorAssessment being conducted. Any breach will not be identified until expenses returns submitted post election. Ongoing.
9Crime reportImprint offence by rival candidateCouncillorAssessment conducted. Electoral Commission advised no offence. Warning Letter issued. Complete.
10Crime reportAllegation of False Statement re Candidate Sec 106 RPACouncillorAssessment being conducted. Ongoing.
11Intel reportConcerns re a public meeting scheduled to be held post UKPGE.Member of PublicAssessment conducted. No electoral offences apparent. Recorded for intelligence purposes. Complete.

 

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