Lutfur Rahman was voted Mayor of Tower Hamlets for the second time in May
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Tower Hamlets mayor fails to stop election threat case

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has failed to stop a legal challenge which has been threatening his election victory.

Four activists launched a petition to void May's election results, which saw Lutfur Rahman elected as Mayor for a second time, on the grounds that the election was marred by vote-rigging, fraud and intimidation - claims Mr Rahman refutes as "smears".

The High Court rejected Lutfur Rahman's attempt to throw out the petition but the judges have asked for additional information surrounding the allegations to be submitted by 18 August before the case can proceed.

BBC London's Nick Beake spoke to activist Andy Erlam from the Red Flag Anti-Corruption Party.

  • 29 Jul 2014
  • From the section London
Go to next video: Court bid on Tower Hamlets election