Election allegations proved to be baseless

Nelson Town Hall
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Allegations of voter intimidation and election fraud made in the closing hours of campaigning before Thursday’s elections were without foundation, police have said.

Conservative and Labour party officials both made the allegations against each other - Conservatives accusing Labour of interfering with postal votes and Labour accusing Conservatives of harassing voters.

But Insp. Paul Goodall, from Nelson police, said both matters had been investigated and found to be baseless.