The Brexit Party has actually called for an examination right into Labour’s slim triumph in the Peterborough by-election.
Labour’s Lisa Forbes won the seat on 6 June by 683 ballots, in advance of the Brexit Party.
Its chairman Richard Tice stated there had actually been countless “rumours” concerning the end result, consisting of”vote-rigging”
Cambridgeshire Police stated no offenses had actually been exposed in its questions right into bribery as well as postal ballots.
Mr Tice informed an interview previously there was proof that Tariq Mahmood had actually functioned as a representative for the Labour Party – a case Labour disregarded as “nonsense”.
Mr Tice stated the Brexit Party desired “answers” as well as would certainly lodge a request under the Representation of the People Act 1983 later on today.
“How much did Lisa Forbes, the elected MP, know that she had a convicted electoral fraudster in her team who would count as an agent?” he included.
Mr Mahmood was convicted in 2008 of making ballots for the 2004 Peterborough council political election.
A Labour representative stated he “was not associated with the operating of Labour’s [Peterborough] project by any means”.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage informed journalism meeting the postal ballot system is”wide open to corruption, to intimidation, to bribery, to abuse on a whole number of levels”
He included: “If you say it’s sour grapes, you can say it, but actually it is time for change and my ambition would be that by the next general election to get rid of the current postal vote system.”
Cambridgeshire Police remains to examine 2 accusations – among a violation of the personal privacy of the ballot as well as among the burning of tallies.
But the pressure has actually stated no offenses were discovered over accusations of bribery associating with postal ballots.