Some Conservative Party members eligible to vote in the contest to select a candidate for Mayor of London have received multiple ballot papers according to posters on the Conservative Home website.
One poster on the site said that they’ve “heard stories of ex-members, resigned or lapsed, receiving ballot papers too”. Another claimed “I also received 2 and they had completely different security codes on for the internet voting.”
However a spokesman for the Conservative Party told MayorWatch “rigorous systems are in place to recognise if someone has voted more than once and each voter will only have a single vote counted. There are instances when members may have received more than one ballott paper if they have been members in more than one place.”
The party has opened their selection of a candidate to all eligible voters in London regardless of party membership or affiliation.
Any registered voter in London can register to vote by calling 0906 555 5050. Calls cost £1.00p per minute from a BT Landline and a typical call is expected to cost £1.50.
The last date for registering is September 20 and the ballot will close on September 26.
The four candidates seeking to secure the nomination, Andrew Boff, Victoria Borwick, Warwick Lightfoot and Boris Johnson, are currently taking part in a series of hustings across the capital.
Link: Conservative Home