Nigel Farage blasts ‘rotten’ Peterborough by-election after experts say poll was like being in corrupt Kazakhstan

NIGEL Farage today cast doubt on Labour’s win in the Peterborough by-election – after experts said it was “like Kazakhstan”.

The Brexit Party leader claimed the seat was a “rotten borough” because of how many dodgy postal votes were cast.

 Nigel Farage hit out at the Peterborough by-election


Nigel Farage hit out at the Peterborough by-electionCredit: EPA

Labour narrowly held on to the seat earlier this month, beating the Brexit Party by just 683 votes.

Election experts from Democracy Volunteers said they’d seen multiple voters taking photos of their ballot papers at polling stations.

Director John Ault told the Mail on Sunday: “I have observed many elections across Europe and only once in Kazakhstan many years ago did I see what I saw happen three times in Peterborough.

“One can only speculate as to why some voters feel the need to do this, although this can, in some cases, point to a contract being fulfilled or an inducement having been given.”

Kazakhstan is an effective dictatorship where elections are rigged to ensure the ruling party has no chance of defeat.

Mr Ault also witnessed frequent “family voting” where groups of voters cast their ballots at the same time.

Mr Farage raged: “We’ve seen so many cases now where again and again we find – particularly in the inner cities – postal voting is producing the wrong results.

“And I’m afraid Peterborough looks like another one of those rotten boroughs.”

Separately it’s emerged that election fraudster Tariq Mahmood, who was previously jailed for rigging democracy, was involved in the Labour campaign.

He canvassed the constituency alongside Jeremy Corbyn and the successful candidate Lisa Forbes.

Labour said Mahmood was not a party member and had no formal role in the by-election campaign.

Police are investigating five claims of misconduct linked to the June 6 poll.

 New Peterborough MP Lisa Forbes with Jeremy Corbyn


New Peterborough MP Lisa Forbes with Jeremy Corbyn
​Lisa Forbes and the ​Labour Party narrowly ​beat the Brexit Party to hold on to its Peterborough seat in a by-election

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