Candidates for the Tower Hamlets Labour Party have today signed up to the Tower Hamlet’s local protocol formally recording the Party’s commitment to a fair election with the council.
The local protocol was launched today by council officers alongside the police and the Electoral Commission. It formally records the commitment of all signatories to ensure a fair election and, where allegations of irregularities are made, that these are investigated thoroughly, efficiently and in an agreed way.
Tower Hamlets Labour Party has previously welcomed the Electoral Commission’s recommendations to strengthen elections after the borough's was identified as 'at risk' of electoral fraud.
Labour candidates have been briefed extensively on the electoral rules are committed to making sure that local residents are aware of good practice such as keeping postal ballots private and making sure candidates and political campaigners do not touch ballot papers.
John Biggs, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:
“Tower Hamlets has had its challenges and whilst questions remain about the conduct of some politicians in the borough, the Labour Party is committed to campaigning by the book and following the rules.”