Ah, Those Interesting New Diverse Crimes We Have….

Labour council election candidate Quesir Mahmood has been arrested and bailed ‘on suspicion of electoral fraud and integrity issues’.

Maybe it’s me, maybe it always used to go on, but never made the papers, but I can remember smiling and nodding to the occasional bobby stood outside the polling station and never once thinking ‘Gosh, I’m glad he’s there, who knows what could be going on inside?’…

A police spokeswoman confirmed that the Monday arrests were made in connection with postal voting. Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle and Hyndburn boroughs are on a list of 15 areas subject to strict monitoring by the UK’s Electoral Commission over fears of election fraud, particularly involving postal voting.

I wonder what all those boroughs have in common?

Yesterday a spokesman for the Labour Party North West said: “The Labour Party takes adherence to the Electoral Commission’s code of conduct very seriously.

“The individual has been suspended pending the outcome of any police investigation.”

Labour’s Blackburn agent Phil Riley said: “The Labour North-West statement is the statement. There will be no other statement.”

Well, at least they were honest enough to admit that …

Oh.

Although the Labour Party declined to officially name Mr Mahmood as the man arrested, several sources confirmed his identity.

They learned nothing from Rotherham, did they?

5 comments for “Ah, Those Interesting New Diverse Crimes We Have….

  1. john in cheshire
    May 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I wish postal voting was the very rare exception rather than being promoted and that all voters were required to show an appropriate form of identification before being allowed to vote.

  2. Viscount Rectum
    May 2, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    O how dreadful those poor muslims, being picked on just because they think this is like Pakistan or in the case of the mayor at Tower Hamlets like Bangladesh, being kicked out of office for fraud, to them its not corrupt its their normal way, western civilisation is unatural on some, isnt diversity wonderful

  3. wiggia
    May 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

    The Labour party decline most things where the ROP are involved, just look at the line up here condoning all they allegedly oppose.

    http://order-order.com/#_@/0zV4rLjRZEpcCw

  4. Daedalus
    May 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Yes postal voting should only be used in extremis. In fact in some areas it would be easier to ban it.

  5. May 4, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Postal voting should be like the abortion that Hillary Clinton advocated: safe, legal and rare….

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