Laura Sharman 07 June 2017

Police to guard all polling stations in Tower Hamlets to tackle voter intimidation

Police to guard all polling stations in Tower Hamlets to tackle voter intimidation image

Police will be present at every polling station in Tower hamlets in a bid to tackle electoral fraud and voter intimidation.

The council will also set up exclusion zones at most of its polling stations tomorrow, to stop large groups of campaigners from obstructing or intimidating voters in the Bethnal Green and Bow, and Poplar and Limehouse constituencies.

The 2014 mayoral contest in Tower Hamlets was declared void due to 'corrupt and illegal practices'.

Will Tuckley, acting returning officer for Tower Hamlets said: ‘We work closely with the police and the Electoral Commission to monitor elections and this has resulted in a significant reduction in allegations of fraud since 2014, and only a handful in the last three elections (GLA, EU referendum and Whitechapel by-election).

‘Some of the measures brought in by the council such as “exclusion zones” outside polling stations have now been recommended nationally as good practice.’

The council has also set up a hotline and dedicated email address for people to report any allegations of fraud, all of which will be investigated within 24 hours.

For more on security on polling day visit The MJ (£).

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