Local Election Campaigns Building Up
It is clear that the local election campaigns are building. There are rumours of Labour encouraging independent candidates to split the anti-Labour vote.
It is sad that the new legislation against vote fraud has not yet been fully implemented. The approach of signing for ballot papers gives a facility to pick up personation after the end of the election that has not previously been possible.
We are going to put a bit of additional effort in this year to monitor frauds. Hopefully the police will assist in this.