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Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman accused of 'corrupt' practices

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has been accused of electoral fraud and corruption at a special court hearing.

Four people are claiming postal ballot forms were rigged and voters were bullied at polling stations. They want the mayoral election re-run.

Barristers for Mayor Lutfur Rahman dismissed the allegations as "hysteria and myth".

Andy Erlam from Tower Hamlets Election Petition; councillor Oliur Rahman, the deputy mayor of Tower Hamlets and John Biggs, defeated Tower Hamlets mayoral candidate, all give their views on the High Court hearing.

  • 02 Feb 2015
  • From the section London