Ranjeet Dulay this week commenced a highly topical trial, involving allegations of electoral fraud.

Five defendants stand accused of having registered for postal votes in a ward in which they did not in fact live, with a view to ensuring the election of Liberal Democrat candidate Mohammed Bashir, the second defendant’s brother.  In the event, Mr Bashir was elected to Woking Borough Council by just sixteen votes.

The trial, which is taking place at Reading Crown Court, continues.  Further detail about the case can be found here.