Thursday, May 04, 2006

Local Elections


Today is election day for 4360 council seats in England.

In Birmingham, the biggest metropolitan borough in the country, 41 seats are up for election, that's a third of the council.

At the last council election in Birmingham there were a large amount of vote fraud. An election judge said the evidence he heard would 'disgrace a banana republic.' Birmingham city council leader Mike Whitby has asked for police officers to be deployed in wards considered at greatest risk from fraud and intimidation.

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