Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose
What we had today was
- A 12 year old boy with a poll card (twas ever thus) (Hodge Hill)
- A voter who has been left off the electoral roll - who found out when Lynne Jones walked past her door. (Selly Oak)
- 22 voters who (it appears) will be getting two postal votes (sometimes for the same constituency, sometimes for different ones. (Across the city)
- 10 voters in Aston who still are getting their votes sent to someone else. (Ladywood Constituency mainly, possibly Perry Barr)
Still it appears that we have frightened off the mass fraud. I will, of course, only be sure that this is the case when I get the list of postal votes from the second batch. We are expecting a level of personation and will be appointing around 100 anti-personation "Polling Agents" in a number of seats. We will also have patrols to bring in the Fraud squad where postal votes are being collected from people.
In the mean time Clare Short has been avoiding meetings with Ayoub Khan.
The police are, however, being golden. Thank you Dave Churchill and the Fraud Squad.