General Election to be delayed?
Via The Returning Officers and The Honourable Fiend comes news that Birmingham council Liberal Democrats leader John Hemming wants a judicial review of electoral procedures following the Birmingham vote rigging scandal. This could potentially delay the general election.
Hemming says: "What I'm asking for is for small changes to the law of procedure for elections.
"I'm not trying to defer the General Election but if the judge determined it was unlawful and ordered the Prime Minister to change the law and he didn't and that started bouncing around ... there are a lot of interesting constitutional implications.
"If it is declared unlawful, the question is 'what happens?'."
(Also posted on the General Election Blog)