Threats, bullying and cowardice: The inside story of the Tower Hamlets mayor election fraud

Last Thursday, as Lutfur Rahman, the extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, was thrown out of office by a judge for corruption, vote-rigging and bribery, the Metropolitan Police called in one of the saga’s key figures for an interview under caution.

But it wasn’t the former mayor or any of his associates. The suspect the Met wants to talk to is Andy Erlam, the lead petitioner in the court case against Mr Rahman.

“I was sitting in court, listening to the judge read out the ruling, when I got an email from a CID officer asking me to attend an interview this coming Tuesday,” said Mr Erlam. “It is Kafkaesque.”

  • Petey

    They’re third world garbage. This is how they do things. They don’t know any other way. What did these people honestly expect?

  • BillyHW

    They just practice a more vibrant form of democracy. The diversity they bring from their countries of origin will strengthen ours.