Philip Woolas has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Oldham East and Saddleworth since 1997, and was the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration in the Home Office, as well as being the Minister of State for the Treasury.
Woolas a Labour MP and former immigration minister has been accused of inciting
white people to vote against his opponent in the general election.
High Court judges began hearing the case yesterday, in the first attempt to
overturn an election result for almost a century.