LORD Cruddas has called for CCHQ to use a delay to voting in the Tory leadership election to put Boris Johnson on the final ballot, Politicalite can reveal.
On Tuesday night Britain’s communications security force GCHQ warned the Conservative Party that cyber attacks could change peoples online ballots.
The Telegraph reports that Tory HQ was forced to scrap plans to let members switch votes later in race over security fears with delays to ballots being sent out.
“The original plan from CCHQ was for all Tory members to be able to vote and then later change that decision if desired (by post or online).”
“But… that created a risk that at any point hackers could change a load of votes… potentially causing chaos in the democratic process.”
Lord Cruddas of Shoreditch – who is backing a campaign to get outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the final ballot told Politicalite that the leadership campaign “should be put on hold” to allow time for Boris to be put on a yes/no ballot.
“This is too serious for CCHQ to ignore. We cannot take the risk of foreign interference into our political system.” he said.
“The leadership campaign should be put on hold which will also allow time for Boris to be put on a yes/no ballot for members to decide whether to accept his resignation, it’s time for CCHQ to put the members first, over 15,000 have signed a petition for a Boris ballot”