Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Will Halifax vote again?

This morning's Independent carries an interesting piece about allegations of electoral fraud in Halifax. It seems that some 4000+ postal votes, including ones from apparently derelict houses were hand delivered to polling station on May 6th which has raised suspicions.

The thing is, the seat has a Labour majority of just 1,472 votes, so, if there was any fraud, with these 4000+ votes then it brings into question the result. As I understand it there is a 21 day limit to legally challenge a result, which means there is a matter of two days for it to happen.

Might we see a challenge to the vote and another constituency election within months?

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