The the subject caught in the center of the issue belongs to the nut-job ”respect” party shouldn’t come as a surprise.
H/T: EDL Buck
“Bradford Respect candidate should face election ban”
7:00am Friday 9th May 2014 in News
By Claire Armstrong, T&A Reporter
Respect has been accused of hypocrisy in its condemnation of ballot-rigging, after it emerged one of its candidates has been jailed for it in the past.
All three major parties on Bradford Council have called for the law to be changed to ban anyone convicted of electoral fraud from ever standing for public office.
But the candidate himself, Arshad Ali, said he is open and honest about his past and now uses his experience to educate the public about the crime.
Mr Ali, a psychologist who is competing to be elected on to Bradford Council in the Bradford Moor ward, spent six weeks in jail after being convicted for electoral fraud in 1997.
Mr Ali said the conviction happened “half a lifetime ago” when he was a “naive” Labour activist in Halifax.