Fresh accusations of fraud have hit the Borough of Tower Hamlets this weekend ahead of the General Election poll in the constituencies of Limehouse and Poplar, and Bethnal Green and Bow.
The Sunday Telegraph has reported that postal ballot papers for Thursday’s voting have been sent out to Radford House in St Leonard’s Road, Poplar.
The block of flats is owned by Tower Hamlets and has been a building site for months.
None of the people who supposedly applied for the votes lives at the property.
There is no evidence linking these new claims to Lutfur Rahman, the former mayor of Tower Hamlets.
The registering of ‘ghost voters’ was one of the accusations that led to the ruling disqualifying him from office for five years by an election court last month.
The Metropolitan police confirmed last week that they will be reviewing new and previous allegations of election corruption and illegal practices.
A Detective Superintendent from Homicide and Major Crime Command has been engaged to evaluate criminal issues arising from the ruling by Election Court Commissioner Richard Mawrey QC.
Mr Rahman has claimed the court’s decision was based on ‘smears’ and is considering appealing the judgement.