MP Simon Reevell says police have failed voters

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POLICE are failing to investigate election fraud claims in Dewsbury because of ‘community sensitivities’, an MP has claimed.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Simon Reevell said people in Savile Town had become accustomed to ‘annual allegations of voter fraud and intimidation’.

He said he had witnessed such intimidation first hand in 2010.

This year, police received at least two complaints about potential election fraud in Savile Town and Thornhill Lees.

Mr Reevell accused police of being slow to act on the complaints because all those said to be involved were Asian.

He said: “It’s hugely insulting to the vast majority of the community in Savile Town that the police appear reluctant to act.”

He made the comments during a debate on electoral reform laws.