Dodgy Dealings at Election Time

Election Policeman

Delivering different messages to different parts of the community:

That’s cheeky at best – If we had the leaflets we’d print them side by side here and name the perpetrators.

But that’s nothing – One party has been “helping” people with their postal voting forms in parts of Oldham, Bolton North, Manchester and Rochdale. Very nice of them you might think. Except that filling out and collecting the forms is beyond being a bit dodgy – it is a breach of the Electoral Code of Practice and is now being investigated by the police and the Electoral Commission. No-one fills out your forms but yourself, that’s your right – in the past wars have been fought to protect it.

In many parts of the world they still are.

This kind of thing is unethical, illegal, dirties the process and by implication all of us.