Steve Uncles, the political brian behind the English Democrats, has admitted that the party have committed electoral fraud in Kent.
Kent County Council and Kent Police are already investigating what were believed to be fraudulent nomination papers backed up by fraudulent entries on the electoral register. A tweet on his English Passport Twitter account confirms that they have submitted fraudulent nomination papers and by extension, that the entries on the electoral register used to verify the fraudulent nominations are also fraudulent.
From Steve Uncles’ Twitter account
Here’s what Kent County Council has to say on the use of assumed names on nomination papers (emphasis mine):
The nomination paper must include the candidate’s full name, with the surname first. The name should be as it is appears on the electoral register. Do not use any title or prefix such as Mr, Mrs, Dr. The format should be: Miller, Andrew John. Commonly used surname(s) and forename(s) are now permitted providing that they are not likely to mislead or confuse electors, and are not obscene or offensive. A candidate can only state a commonly used name on the nomination paper if they actually commonly use a name which is different from their full name as follows: Miller, Andrew John (commonly known as Andy).
The maximum penalty for committing electoral fraud is 6 months in prison.
Well, what an interesting night (or to be more accurate, morning). Labour have won back control of Telford & Wrekin Council after just one stint in opposition in the history of the town by taking control of 33 out of 54 seats.
No UKIP candidates got elected to the borough council but where UKIP candidates have stood before, they increased their vote. I tripled my vote from last time and encouragingly most of the votes I got were for me alone, not me and another candidate (I was the only UKIP candidate and there were two vacancies).
The results of my election are:
Arnold England (Lab): 756
Jackie Loveridge (Lab): 746
Nicola Anderson (Con): 572
John Dixon (Con): 524
Stuart Parr (UKIP): 298
So I came last but I don’t really care. Arnold and Jackie will do a good job – better than John Dixon who has been useless for the last 4 years and better than Nicola Anderson who lied her way through the very brief Conservative election campaign. Of course of I would have preferred to have won or at least to have beaten the two lying Conservative candidates but that’s life. I tripled my vote, I was just two votes short of 300 and I gave the others a run for their money. I’m happy with what I achieved.
I think I’m allowed to announce now that I was elected unopposed to Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council so it wasn’t a complete loss!
I enjoyed this election and the count was very interesting. Telford & Wrekin Council did an excellent job of running the election as they always do.
It’s today! I am standing for election today as a UKIP candidate for the Brookside ward of Telford & Wrekin Borough Council, having been elected unopposed onto the parish council as only 8 people contested the 8 vacancies.
It should be an interesting one this. There are two seats on the borough council up for grabs and five candidates – me, two Labour and two Tories.
The two Labour candidates are the chair of the parish council and a former borough councillor who found himself co-opted onto the parish council when he lost his seat. They’re actually nice people considering they’re Labour!
The two Tories are one of the current borough councillors and an failed former Tory candidate from 8 years ago. The sitting borough councillor has been invisible for the last 4 years and hasn’t been seen at the parish council offices once since being elected 4 years ago. They put out a leaflet at the last minute full of lies, claiming credit for the work of the local residents’ group – ironically delivering these leaflets claiming one of the candidates to be “a very active member” (came to 2 meetings and then disappeared off the face of the earth again) while myself and the rest of the residents’ group were clearing up rubbish on our monthly litter pick!
The Tories are fighting a losing battle to keep control of the borough council after unseating Labour who have controlled it since the day it was created but haven’t been putting in all that much effort. Labour are pulling out all the stops and will probably win control of the council back again which is worrying. Locally, I don’t want to try and call it. The feedback I’ve had has all been positive so I’m expecting at least double figures on my own merit! I’m hoping the protest vote comes to me as well – disaffected Tories won’t cast a protest vote for Labour and vice versa so I’m the only alternative. It really is too close to call here so I won’t try!
No Mandate Brown has announced that he will be asking the Queen to dissolve parliament tomorrow and call an election.
He is expected to announce a May 6th election.
I can’t wait to see the smug grin wiped off McBroon’s gurning face and the deflated look on Camoron‘s face when he realises that he hasn’t got a majority. I’m predicting 3 seats for UKIP this time round, I’ll tell you which 3 another time.