Challenge of Election Results in UK Law

  • R (Begum (Sultana)) v Tower Hamlets London LBC
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 02 May 2006
    ... ... One such election was due to be held in the St Katherine and ... observed that rule 7(6) excluded a challenge to a decision by the returning officer that a ... will not be able to establish that the results of the election would have been the same but for ... ...
  • Gough v Local Sunday Newspapers (North) Ltd and Another (No. 2); Field v Local Sunday Newspapers (North) Ltd (No.2)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 24 July 2003
    ... ... should happen when, the result of an election having been declared by the returning officer, a ... election court following a successful challenge by election petition (see s127 of the 1983 Act) ... These mistakes could have affected the results of the election and the balance of power in the ... ...
  • Fitch v Stephenson and Others
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 01 April 2008
    ... ... was the Returning Officer for the election and the Second, Third and Fourth Respondents were ... of several other staff, and the results were checked several times ... 21 ... Election Court, following a successful challenge by Election Petition under section 127 of the ... ...
  • Sukhbinder Singh Sandhu v Tarsem Singh
    • Chancery Division
    • 28 March 2018
    ... ... This action concerns the validity of the election", in May 2015, of the Management Committee (‘MC\xE2\x80" ... had been legitimate objection to the results in accordance with the Constitution. As Ds did ... , had a right under the Constitution to challenge the election and seek details of the ... ...
  • Julie Green v Patricia Josephine Hannah-Wood
    • King's Bench Division
    • 03 August 2023
    Lawful process for election. Summary judgment. Returning officer. Representation of the people. Casual vacancy
    ... ... AND IN THE MATTER OF A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION FOR THE MARSDEN WEST WARD OF NELSON TOWN COUNCIL ... 5 The results were then transposed on to the Declaration of ... submitted, frustrates or supersedes any challenge to the lawfulness of the apparent election. Mr ... ...
  • Surendra Dayal v Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and 5 others
    • Privy Council
    • 16 October 2023
    Corrupt practice. Election of a particular political party. Member of the general public. Third respondents
    ... ... of the 2019 Mauritius National Assembly election, in which the appellant (“Mr Dayal”) was an ... time of the appeal hearing, Mr Dayal's challenge had narrowed to three grounds. He contends that ... for Mr Dayal would also lead to absurd results, against which there is an interpretive ... ...
  • Gerald Malone (Petitioner) v (1) Mark Oaten (1st Respondent) (2) Mrs Lindsay Garrett Fox (2nd Respondent)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 06 October 1997
    ... ... case, no party seeks to argue that the election was conducted otherwise than substantially in ... that cannot be the subject of any legal challenge. Subject to that, my Lord, that is all I wish to ... prepare a report to the court on the results of the inspection ... 31 ... ...
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