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Lutfur Rahman and Rabina Khan having tea together

By on June 5, 2015 in Mayoral Election 2015

It’s hard work on the electoral campaign trail. Tough work. Gritty work. Thirsty work.

So it was kind of one caring Facebook user to send LW this charming photo of ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman and his protege Rabina Khan taking a break for a cuppa while they were out campaigning together.

Ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Mayoral hopeful Rabina Khan visiting residents.

Ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Mayoral hopeful Rabina Khan visiting residents.

Ahhh! Cute innit?

Rabina is always at pains to say she is her own woman.

Odd then that the ex-Mayor is dedicating so much of his time helping Rabina.

Maybe Lutfur is advising Rabina how to give Tower Hamlets a fresh start by rooting out corruption and establishing a lunch club in every street?

Mutual admiration

Here are some quotes about the mutual admiration society that is Rabina and Lutfur:

bdnews24.com

“All I have achieved so far is because of Lutfur Rahman,” said the councillor at Thursday’s programme. (bdnews24.com)

Rabina4Mayor.com

“The work the last administration has done is why I’m proud to have been a part of it, and why I’m grateful for the former mayor’s endorsement.” (www.rabina4mayor.com)

East London Lines

Rabina Khan, a member of Tower Hamlets Council, was introduced by Rahman last Thursday as his party’s candidate following his own removal from office for “corrupt and illegal” electoral practices by the High Court.

ITV News

Lutfur Rahman names woman he wants to succeed him as mayor.

East London Advertiser

“But the night belonged to his protégé Rabina Khan, who was first elected a Labour councillor in 2010 for Shadwell scraping home with just three votes majority.

She joined Rahman on the platform when he suddenly revealed she was his candidate for Mayor.”

So that’s all perfectly clear then.

Update 22:08 05 June 2015

Much to the amusement of the dedicated LW social media team they noticed an advert for a familiar looking face next to the Facebook version of this post.

Have a look at the screen grab below and see if you can work out who it is?

Tower Hamlets First takes advantage of LW tea with Lutfur & Rabina post

Tower Hamlets First takes advantage of LW tea with Lutfur & Rabina post

Yes that’s right, every time someone visits this particular Love Wapping Facebook post about Rabina Khan out to tea with the corrupt ex-Mayor, the Facebook advertising machine does some sums, adds up 2 + 2 and makes 5 and gives our dear readers some more information about Rabina.

You could not make it up.

Top marks to Rabina’s Tower Hamlets First social media team for spending a few quid on Facebook to boost a post.

We look forward to their Twitter campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

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