Worcester Moments - Politics: Electoral fraud - Programme 3
In this programme, Andrew reveals how Worcester gained notoriety for electoral malpractice which led to Worcester being without a sitting MP for two years, and how the campaign to rid the constituency of this fraud backfired on the Liberal Party. He talks to History West Midlands publisher Mike Gibbs.
Keywords: Worcester, electoral fraud, River Severn, Worcester Cathedral, Andrew Reekes, George Williamson
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