Lutfur Rahman, the mayor of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamletistan mayor Lutfur Rahman guilty of corrupt and illegal practices over election

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has been found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices by a judge, who concluded that he had breached rules governing elections.

Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey – who sat as a judge at the High Court – said the May 2014 east London mayoral election result was “void”. Rahman has also been ordered to pay £250,000 in costs.

Four voters had taken legal action against Mr Rahman, independent mayor of Tower Hamlets and Britain’s first elected Muslim mayor.

Lawyers for the group made a series of allegations, including “personation” in postal voting and at polling stations, and ballot paper tampering.

Outlining his conclusions on Thursday, Mr Mawrey suggested that Mr Rahman, who was born in Bangladesh, had played “race” and “religious” cards.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So he rigs an election, gets caught, and all he does is pay a fine?
    Am I wrong?

  • ntt1

    this is part of their “culture” just like horrific random violence. it also explains why no Islamic shit hole has anything approaching democracy and never will.

    • winniec

      “this is part of their “culture” just like horrific random violence”…yeah, and just like misogyny and honour killings and intolerance and supremacism and taqiyya and beheading and death threats and WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE? blah, blah…

  • winniec

    Only one convicted? It took an army of Muslim cheaters to steal this election. They should all be tried, sentenced and exiled. If the only way a Muslim can win an election is to get an ARMY of cheaters to steal it, WHO BLOODY NEEDS THEM? The Muslim welcome is worn out with so many and daily dirty tricks like this. A large number of Muslim tricksters were involved in stealing the election. The police should charge the lot of them.

    • Stronger than Dirt

      When ‘Robinson’ and supporters protested there at Tower Hamlets, imo, they were given unusual treatment by the police.

  • Stronger than Dirt

    How interesting that ‘Tommy Robinson’ and his patriots were mistreated and harassed by the police whenever they attended one of several protests at Tower Hamlets …the Political Police, Stasi ?

  • barryjr

    Why does “Bangladesh” keep popping up in these articles?

    • simus1

      A substantial portion of the population of Tower Hamlets is from “the old sod” where politics is very much a take no prisoners blood sport and relatives of those in power are expecting to “do well” in supplying their needs.