Conservative member convicted of electoral fraud after councillor father acquitted

A quick update on the case of electoral fraud in Walsall, where father and son were charged. The father, Conservative councillor Mohammed Munir was cleared in September. His son, also a Conservative Party member but not a councillor, has now however been convicted.

Ali Hayder Munir has received a three month jail sentence after admitting to two charges of faking proxy vote applications in the run up to the 2008 elections for Walsall Council. The fake applications involved identifying real but unregistered people and then making electoral registration and proxy vote applications on their behalf. The government’s plans for individual voter registration will make this sort of fraud harder.

Ali Hayder Munir has been expelled from the Conservative Party.

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4 Comments

  • I wonder what Baroness Warsi has to say about this. Wasn’t that long ago she was accusing Labour of electoral fraud when it turns out that it was members of her own party that were committing the fraud.

  • paul barker 4th Dec '10 - 10:18pm

    The common factor is that almost all the cases so far involve British Asians.

  • greg Tattersall 4th Dec '10 - 10:52pm

    Let us also recall the largest voter fraud took place in slough involving asian members of the tory party.In 2007 their cheating denied the sitting labour councillor who was the first black lady to be mayor of a town in the UK her council seat.
    In 2008 the cheats were declared guilty by a special court.
    Massive voter fraud took place in the cental ward in slough.
    I wonder if Baroness Warsi will ever mention this one.

  • The Whiteley case did not involve British Asians. It did involve Conservatives though.

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