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The case against Lutfur Rahman includes an allegation of 'undue influence' involving lollipops being handed to children at polling stations.
- Voters claim the re-election of Executive Mayor Lutfur Rahman in May was marred by 'numerous irregularities'
- The election petition alleges electoral fraud, intimidation and forged votes and calls for the poll to be re-run
- Lawyers for Mr Rahman argue the case should be 'struck out' because there is insufficient detail in the allegations for him to respond
- Rahman's counsel told the High Court the election petition 'is completely devoid of any facts'.
- The hearing continues
A legal challenge to the election of a controversial council leader in east London is underway in the High Court.
Four voters in the East End borough of Tower Hamlets have launched an election petition to try to get the election result 'nullified'.
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Activists launched a petition at the High Court to try to get the result declared void, claiming the poll was marred by vote-rigging.