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Has it happened elsewhere in the UK and can it happen again?
The Electoral Commission has received a copy of the judgment following the Tower Hamlets election petition.  It is now considering the judgment and looking to see whether any lessons can be learned for the future from this case, including the recommendations the judge has made to the Law Commission in its important review of electoral law.
Researched Links:

Electoral Commission statement on outcome of the Tower Hamlets election petition

Action needed to restore confidence in Tower Hamlets election counts

EC:  electoral fraud

Local Government Lawyer:  Electoral Commission issues guidelines in wake of Tower Hamlets election count delay

Tower Hamlets staff 'told to obtain illegal votes' - BBC News

Eric Pickles sends in commissioners to Tower Hamlets - BBC

Tower Hamlets election fraud mayor Lutfur Rahman removed from office

Tower Hamlets £120,000 PR & legal bill to fend off BBC - Standard

PX:  Electoral Commission is not fit for purpose, says think tank

EC:  Perceptions of electoral fraud do not match available evidence, study shows

Democratic Audit UK:  What is the extent of electoral fraud at English elections?

Univ Of Liverpool:  The Integrity of UK Elections - Electoral Malpractice & the State of the Electoral Registers

Government unveils online voter registration

Pilots to make electoral register more accurate and complete

Allegations of voting fraud: new checks are working