Britain’s first Muslim Mayor Sacked

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Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is sacked for ‘corrupt practices’
Police are facing criticism for failing to investigate allegations of widespread election fraud as the judge who sacked Britain’s first Muslim mayor warned of ‘postal voting factories’

Mr Rahman was accused of “corrupt and illegal practices” during his controversial re-election last May

By Andrew Gilligan, London Editor

10:31PM BST 23 Apr 2015

Police are facing criticism for failing to investigate allegations of widespread election fraud as the judge who sacked Britain’s first Muslim mayor warned of “postal voting factories” and thousands of ballots being sold across Britain.

Lutfur Rahman was removed as mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London and banned from standing again after an electoral court found him guilty of a string of “corrupt and illegal practices” including ballot rigging, buying votes and lying about his opponents.

Rahman was said to have “cynically perverted” the religious feeling of…

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