Verdict on Lutfur Rahman’s appeal for judicial review expected today

A decision is expected this morning on the appeal by Lutfur Rahman to be allowed a Judicial Review of the Election Court’s 2015 ruling that he and his agents had engaged in corrupt electoral practise during the 2014 Mayoral election.

If the Judicial Review is allowed and the original judgement put aside Rahman’s strategy is to try to regain his position as directly-elected Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2018.

If the review is not allowed Rahman will carry on with his current campaign for his political ally Cllr. Ohid Ahmed to become Mayor.

An attempt by Rahman to register a new political party, Tower Hamlets Together, failed earlier this year after being exclusively revealed by Love Wapping.

Updates later in the day.