Presumed candidate in the Lansbury by-election Ohid Ahmed and chums were spotted out and about in Chrisp Street market earlier today while other political parties were still scoffing mince pies.
One of our
numerous two readers took the above photo while out searching for cut-price cheese football snacks in the sales.
Whatever your opinion of Team
Lutfur Rahman Ohid Ahmed you cannot criticise their enthusiasm and hitting the streets of Lansbury faster than you can say “turkey curry anyone?”
If the Wapping Mole spots any of the other parties we will let you know, but it is highly likely they are still having strategy meetings while Ohid gets out and gets his votes.
Heard the one about putting personal differences aside?
Convicted fraudster and ex-councillor Shahed Ali proved he still has his legendary sense of humour by putting out the following appeal on social media.
“If the Lansbury ward residents want to beat Biggs Labour, then we should all unite behind one candidate. Ohid bhai* was Councillor of Lansbury and came 4th in 2018. I hope everyone understands who has the best chance of beating Labour. Please put personal differences aside and think of community benefit to fight Biggs.”
*Added to proper names to form an affectionate form of address to an older person.
Thanks for that Shahed, we particularly liked the ‘please put personal differences aside’ punchline! You’ve still got it! Let us know where your next stand-up gig is.
Elections in Tower Hamlets are defined by the petty personal squabbles, both old and new, which plague left-wing politics and ensure that whoever gets in power (Labour, Aspire, ‘Independent’ Group, Tower Hamlets First) the majority of councillors efforts will be devoted to scoring points off each other with only a vague nod to the needs of residents and that pesky running the borough thing.
But then we expect nothing more.
Moley still has no idea what party Ohid Ahmed now belongs to or which one has adopted him as a candidate.
If someone sees Lutfur Rahman get him to tell us will ya?
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