Labour leadership Harman vows to weed out all ‘cheats’

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:09 GMT, Aug 25, 2015 |

Harriet Harman has said 3,000 alleged “cheats” have so far been excluded from voting in the Labor leadership contest, with more expected.

The acting Labor leader said  “It is not funny or clever for people from other parties to try to cheat their way into our system.”

And only people who supported the “aims and values” of the Labour Party would be allowed to take part.

She was speaking after a meeting with the four leadership contenders.

She said the verification process was “robust” and would go on until the “very last minute”.

The acting Labor leader also suggested the party could introduce extra checks on applicants for votes and was open to proposals from the candidates. The new leader is set to be announced on 12 September.