Mr Brodie invited the court to declare void the June 2004 elections in Bordesley Green on the grounds that the poll was corrupted by the Labour Party candidates and that the returning officer failed to conduct the elections in accordance with electoral law.
?We say the Labour Party candidates cheated, cheated and cheated again. They adopted grossly improper means to inflate votes in their favour.?
Mr Brodie outlined ways in which more than 1,700 postal votes were fraudulently cast in favour of the Labour candidates, more than enough to ensure that the People?s Justice Party candidates would not be elected.
Witness signatures were forged as were signatures on application forms for postal votes.
In 600 cases the signature of the person purported to have applied for a postal vote differed from the signature of the person who signed the declaration of identity.
?Evidence has been presented of the theft of postal ballot documents.
?Evidence has been presented of the opening of completed postal ballot papers by persons collecting those papers who purported to be taking them to the elections office,? Mr Brodie added.
?This is an overwhelming body of evidence that the Labour Party candidates were responsible for gross and widespread electoral fraud.
?There is strong evidence of illegal and corrupt conduct by them and by persons related in some way to them.
?The only reasonable conclusion to draw from the overwhelming evidence is that the three labour candidates were responsible for widespread corrupt and illegal conduct the purpose of which was to promote their election.?