*Re Representation of the People Act 1983; Re Mayoral Election for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets held on 22 May 2014

Elections – Election court. Four electors in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (the Borough) brought a petition under the Representation of the People Act 1983, challenging the Mayoral Election in the Borough held on 22 May 2014. The Queen's Bench Division held that the majority of the allegations in the petition had been made out and that the election of the first respondent as Mayor of the Borough was avoided by such corrupt or illegal practices pursuant to s 159(1) of the 1983 Act and also to have been avoided on the ground of general corruption pursuant to s 164(1)(a) of the 1983 Act.

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