Pickles: Fraud can change council control

By Naomi Larsson | 24 July 2019

There are still weaknesses in the running of local elections, a House of Lords select committee has heard.

Giving evidence to the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee, former local government secretary Sir Eric Pickles, who previously published a report into tackling electoral fraud, said: ‘The kind of fraud we see is not sufficient to overtake a Parliamentary election, but it is sufficient to take over a district council, a city or county council.

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