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Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders resigns

By on August 9, 2017 in Tower Hamlets council

Cllr. Rachael Saunders (Labour, Mile End) has resigned her position as Deputy Mayor responsible for Health & Adult Services on Tower Hamlets council and will not be standing for re-election as a councillor in May.

Sensible decision.

Cllr. Rachael Saunders, Leader of Tower Hamlets Labour Group

Cllr. Rachael Saunders, Leader of Tower Hamlets Labour Group

Cllr. Saunders was criticised in an Ofsted report  which condemned Tower Hamlets Children’s Services as being  ‘inadequate’.

Another day, another bandwagon

Tower Hamlets First (or are they Tower Hamlets Together on Wednesdays?) have ever since then jumped on this particular bandwagon with much wailing and gnashing of teeth to accompany their cries of “What will become of our children? “

Tower Hamlets Whatever They  Are Today Party neglect to mention the fact that the wholesale plunder of borough assets by Lutfur Rahman’s administration was the direct cause of Tower Hamlets Children’s Services problems in the first place.

If only all the councillors who were corruptly elected in the 2014 local elections (have we mentioned this before?) were kicked out then hey would not now have such opportunities to demonstrate their hypocrisy to a new audience.

Maybe next time?

Arse kicking time!

We have fond memories of the time that Cllr. Saunders well and truly put the boot in to the hypocrites of Tower Hamlets Independently Together But Not Really Party over the corruption rampant within Youth Services  Lutfur Rahman and crew presided over. 

Cllr. Saunders tells Tower Hamlets First the facts of the Youth Services issues.

Arses kicked! Nice work Cllr. Saunders!

(Allegations include  fraud, corruption, nepotism, failure to declare personal interests, failure to declare criminal convictions, breaches of recruitment and procurement processes, breaches of council financial regulations and breaches of health and safety and data protection legislation if you can’t be bothered to click the link.)

One growing problem that Mayor John Biggs now has is the steady trickle of Labour councillors leaving his team ahead of the local and Mayoral elections in 2018.

Councillors Shiria Khartun  and Joshua Peck have already given notice of their intention to stand down.





 

 

 

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