WATCH: Tower Hamlets Labour Filmed Breaking Electoral Rules Outside Polling Station

Guido has received* video footage of Labour activists appearing to break electoral rules in Tower Hamlets. The law states that campaigning can’t take place in the vicinity of the polling station to prevent “undue influence”. In 2019 the exact same activity by a Labour activist did defy election rules…

This afternoon The Mirror’s Mikey Smith claimed Labour’s internal data shows a massive turnout fall on 2016, with just 11.6% of 2016’s turnout being seen by midday. Is Labour getting desperate with mere hours to go until polls close?

*Credit: @TiceRichard of Reform UK.

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Labour Also Caught Stealing Leaflets from Letterboxes

After the LibDems were caught pilfering leaflets from doorsteps on two separate occasions, Labour has decided to imitate their opponents’ tactics by also rummaging around people’s letterboxes. In footage released yesterday, Labour’s Gedling Councillor Rachael Ellis can be seen reaching deep into a resident’s letterbox to swap out Conservative campaign material for her own, before scurrying away to avoid raising any suspicions. To add icing to the cake, according to Ellis’s register of interests, she is also a justice of the peace. The LibDems claimed they were just trying to clear the litter; Guido reckons Ellis might want to think of a better excuse…

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Liam Byrne’s Mayoral Campaign HQ Is Taxpayer Funded Constituency Office

Following our story that West Midlands Mayoral candidate Liam Byrne had been reported to IPSA for diverting Parliamentary expenses towards his campaign, a constituent has pointed to another diversion of expenses. As you can see from the sign on Byrne’s Birmingham constituency office, he is using the office – funded on the basis that it is used exclusively for his Parliamentary responsibilities – as his mayoral campaign headquarters. The sign ambiguously reads “Labour Election Headquarters”…

Any use of parliamentary funded premises for Byrne’s mayoral campaign will have to be repaid to IPSA, MPs in similar circumstances have been asked in the past to apportion costs and repay the taxpayer accordingly. Guido will be scrutinising Byrne’s next IPSA return very carefully…

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Labour Haven’t Won A General Election for a Generation

On this day in 2005 – 16 years ago – the Labour Party last won a general election when Tony Blair beat Michael Howard. They have not won a general election since…

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Labour Claims Critical “Hartlepool TV” Run By “US-Based Conspiracy Theorists”

Guido’s revelation that the Hartlepool by-election candidate, Dr. Paul Williams, had backed cuts to local hospital services in a 2013 in a report which he co-authored, recommending critical care be removed from Hartlepool Hospital has had an impact. Labour are now attempting damage control – though not by actually denying it. In an open letter to Conservative Party co-chair Amanda Milling, Angela Rayner has instead attacked the credibility of Hartlepool TV, a site that lifted and repackaged our initial scoop, by claiming it’s run by “US-based conspiracy theorists“. Not the best defence…

A few problems for Angela here: firstly, Hartlepool TV didn’t break the story, Guido did. Whatever tinfoil hat nonsense comes out of Hartlepool TV is irrelevant. The substance of the story is true.

Back in 2019, not only did Labour share content from Hartlepool TV on their social media, Labour’s then-MP candidate Mike Hill often appeared in interviews on the same channel. Secondly, Labour didn’t seem to have much of a problem with Hartlepool TV until Angela wrote her letter. They were happy with Hartlepool TV when it gave them an uncritical platform…

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Shadow Digital Secretary Defends Starmer’s Campaign Flight to Edinburgh

Labour’s Shadow Digital Secretary Jo Stevens offered a loyal defence for Sir Keir today after Guido reported on his gas-guzzling flight to Edinburgh over the weekend. Speaking on Politics Live, Stevens said: 

“He flew to Edinburgh because he was doing a visit to Edinburgh airport…now, you know, we can all make personal choices […] we all have time limit on our time […] I’ve seen plenty of photographs and pictures of Keir on trains during the election campaign.”

We may all have limits on our time, though not all of us have called for a green new deal and then flown to Scotland for a photo op…

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