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This is a guest post by Andy Erlam, who was a candidate for the Red Flag Anti-Corruption party in Bow East on May 22 (he polled 129 votes).

[I’ve thought hard about hosting this post, and it is in no way an endorsement of the petition. I was asked whether I could publicise it, given this site’s audience. Andy Erlam says he would cite various grounds for a petition (which effectively calls on a court to conduct a judicial review of the result/count), including alleged voter intimidation. It would be for an Election Court to decide on any merits. A petition needs funds behind it and there are risks associated with it. Andy can explain directly. The initial costs of £10,000 are being met by Andy and he says arrangements are being put in place to limit any liability thereafter.]

 

Dear Ted,

I am presenting an Election Petition about the Mayoral Elections to the courts. We urgently need additional voters to sign and formally support the petition. The matter is urgent and I need other Tower Hamlets voters and, ideally, who voted in the 22nd May elections to join the petition.

The initial costs of £10,000 will be met by myself and arrangements are being put in place to limit liability, if any, thereafter.

Please get in touch with myself on 07795 547033 or andyerlam@ymail.com soonest. Petitioners must contact me urgently ideally before end of business Thursday 5th June please.

Witness statements from other voters are also needed and can be gathered later.

Several people have kindly donated to the legal fund. The fund details are as follows:

Account name: Steel and Shamash
Account number: 69524020
Sort Code: 15-99-00

IBAN number: GB48HOAB15990069524020

Reference ERLAM PETITION

Solicitors’ address:
Steel and Shamash,
12, Baylis Road
Waterloo
London, SE1 7AA

Please note that in the event of an underspend of the fund, contributors will be repaid their contribution proportionately, or in the unlikely event of not proceeding entirely.

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