Brexit Party 'lodging legal petition' to investigate Peterborough by-election

The Brexit Party have today announced that they are to legally challenge the result of the Peterborough by-election.

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It comes after claims of illegal activity, with Cambridgeshire Police having confirmed that they were investigating five allegations. Some of these have now been dismissed.

At a press conference this morning, the party highlighted the involvement of Tariq Mahmood who had previously been jailed for postal vote interference. He was pictured with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as Labour’s candidate and now MP, Lisa Forbes.

Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice said that the party would “lodge a petition under the Representation of the People Act” in order to “properly investigate what has gone on”.

Tice said he hopes that it will “shine a spotlight on the postal vote system” and pointed out that that it is “patently obvious that there are real concerns across the country about the postal vote system”.

Brexit Party Leader, Nigel Farage, described it as a “system that is wide open to corruption, to intimidation, to bribery, to abuse on a whole number of levels” and called for the current postal vote system to be ditched.