"Operation Third Term" Labour's GOTPV Campaign - their view on postal voting
Labour's 2005 General Election Campaign booklet is called "operation third term".
In section 8 relating to Postal Votes it says:Labour supporters with a postal vote are four times more likely to vote than Labour supporters who vote at polling stations. If we can get them to apply for a permanent postal vote it helps our electoral prospects in future elections.
That is not surprising if their vote is stolen and filled in for them. It only takes one Labour activist to fill in hundreds of postal votes.
After the ballot papers have dropped:
From this point your election campaign should be all about making sure that Labour supporters use their vote.
Brief your volunteers
• Under no circumstances should they handle or view the ballot paper until it is securely sealed in its envelope.
The best way to increase the number of Labour voters voting by post is to make sure that every time a volunteer contacts a Labour voter they offer a postal vote application form.
In the event that a voter asks a volunteer to return it, they should make sure that it is put straight into the post box or delivered to the council.
The point about all of the above is that regardless of the fact that Labour do say "under no circumstances should they handle of view the ballot paper".
This does not happen. The ballot paper is handled by Labour activists and not only in Aston and Bordesley.
The circumstances are uncontrolled and do not maintain a secret ballot. The European Convention on Human Rights
says:The High Contracting Parties undertake to hold free elections at reasonable intervals by secret ballot, under conditions which will ensure the free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the legislature.
These conditions are not those that "ensure the free expressiion of the opinion of the people". That is because the system does not maintain a Secret Ballot.
On my Stolen Votes
website I detail how I raised a judicial review into this issue that failed.
When I get some spare time (if ever) I will probably arrange for a second judicial review into exactly this issue.
Labour have massively undermined democracy in the UK.