A polling station clerk who helped her nieces pose as other voters during local elections in Derby has been sent to prison. Nasreen Akhtar gave Tameena and Samra Ali ballot papers to try to influence the result in a closely-contested ward.
The two nieces and another woman were also sentenced for their part in the fraud. But the court was told pressure had been put on them to act as they did. Our correspondent Peter Bearne reports from Derby Crown Court.
A woman has been jailed for her part in a fraud at local elections in Derby last May.
Polling clerk, Nasreen Akhtar, was today sentenced to 14 months in prison.
Tameena Ali, Samra Ali and Noshiela Maqsood, voted multiple times. They were given eight month sentences suspended for 18 months, as well as 250 hours community service.