Elections – Local government. Following mayoral elections in Tower Hamlets, the petitioners issued an election petition to challenge that election. The Queen's Bench Division dismissed the petitioners' application for a protective costs order as the Representation of the People Act 1983 made special provision for costs in respect of election petitions. Further, the successful candidate's application to dismiss or strike out the election petition was dismissed as it could not be said that the petition was in whole, or in part, a nullity for want of sufficient particularity.