BILL JACOBS AND IAN SWANSON
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown emerged from yesterday’s General Election as the real British Prime Minister.
Although Tony Blair was celebrating a historic and unprecedented third successive Labour victory, it was clear that much of his power had ebbed to his Downing Street neighbour.
Blair declared winner in Sedgefield amidst reports of fraud
20,000 missing votes heighten Birmingham postal fraud fears
Postal vote to be probed
BEGG SEAT POLL PROBE
Postal voting fraud is widespread, Straw told
Police ordered to stop investigating vote rigging in Blair's constituency
‘Taint’ in polls to mother of parliament
There are charges that many votes have been stolen. Political parties are set to demand that suspect results should be overturned.
John Humphrys claims his postal vote was stolen
By Louisa McLennan, Times Online
The radio journalist John Humphrys and television presenter Mariella Frostrup have complained that they were prevented from voting yesterday due to alleged failures with the postal voting system.
Mr Humphrys, the presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, revealed that he had gone to the polling station, only to be told that he couldn’t vote because someone had already applied for a postal vote in his name.
Voting fraud exposed in Bethnal Green and Bow
New postal vote safeguards urged
Postal votes were requested by around five million voters
Election watchdogs have demanded new safeguards to prevent postal voting fraud which they say has undermined confidence in the electoral system.
Of course, they'll pretend to be concerned about the NEXT election, and leave this one be ...