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Elections 2018

A curious lunch invitation from Lutfur Rahman and Ohid’s Aspire party

A curious lunch invitation from Lutfur Rahman and Ohid’s Aspire party

An invitation to a special lunch event for women sent by text message on behalf of Aspire party mayoral candidate Ohid Ahmed seems to be a cunning plan to baffle the Electoral Commission. But how?

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Aspire: Cllr. Peter Golds writes to Electoral Commission

Aspire: Cllr. Peter Golds writes to Electoral Commission

After this week’s London Assembly Police and Crime Committee meeting examining Tower Hamlets election policing issues Cllr. Peter Golds has written to the Electoral Commission questioning the validity of the decision to allow registration of Lutfur Rahman’s ‘Aspire Party’

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Electoral Commission chief grilled by Police & Crime Committee

Electoral Commission chief grilled by Police & Crime Committee

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee met at City Hall today to examine policing arrangements for the Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections. The Electoral Commission’s recent decision to allow Lutfur Rahman’s comeback vehicle, the ‘Aspire Party’ to be recognised was also scrutinised.

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Some basic realities for local council election candidates

Some basic realities for local council election candidates

By on February 7, 2018 in Comment, Crime & Policing, Elections 2018 with 0 Comments

Local and mayoral elections take place in Tower Hamlets on 3rd May. Although this is still three months away campaigning is already in full swing with all its customary viciousness.

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Natasha Bolter abandons Rahman to stand as independent

Natasha Bolter abandons Rahman to stand as independent

By on February 5, 2018 in Elections 2018, News, Politics, Tower Hamlets with 1 Comment

Natasha Bolter is to announce that she is turning her back on Lutfur Rahman to stand as an independent candidate in May’s local elections. 

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