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Appeal court overturns ruling on Tower Hamlets Respect candidates

Issue No. 1998

The court of appeal has overturned yesterday's verdict which said that Respect candidates nominations in the St Katherine’s & Wapping ward of Tower Hamlets should be upheld.

The judge said that any irregularities should be dealt with in an electoral court after the election.

The previous ruling had stated that the election should be defered as the candidates had been treated unfairly by the returning officer as they would have a “legitimate expectation” that their forms would be checked in time for any corrections to be made and that they were treated inconsistently compared to other candidates in the borough.

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Sat 29 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1998
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