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Mayoral Election 2015

How THF grabbed tenants phone numbers for electioneering

How THF grabbed tenants phone numbers for electioneering

During both the 2014 and 2015 Mayoral elections the Tower Hamlets First / Independent / Whatever Party sent residents text messages asking them for their vote.Nothing unusual in that, most political organisations do this.Problem is that Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) residents who got the texts were baffled as to how Tower Hamlets First managed to send a party […]

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#leafletgate – Tower Hamlets First evades justice once again

#leafletgate – Tower Hamlets First evades justice once again

The Green Bank #leafletgate incident during the 2015 Mayoral election was confirmation to many that Tower Hamlets First were doing whatever they wanted to do with no regard for the law.Tower Hamlets First ignored the damning judgement of the electoral petition, ignored the law of the land and they ignored the electoral process just like they did in […]

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John Biggs is new mayor of Tower Hamlets

By on June 12, 2015 in Mayoral Election 2015 with 0 Comments
John Biggs is new mayor of Tower Hamlets

And that as they say is that.

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Tower Hamlets election count – live blog

By on June 12, 2015 in Mayoral Election 2015 with 0 Comments
Tower Hamlets election count – live blog

03:51 Friday  12 June 2015 Mayoral election to go to second round votes.No major surprises here, it would have been very odd if this battle had been on first preference votes alone.John Biggs (Labour) and Rabina Khan (Independent) have the most first choice votes so go through to the second round.This means that the second choice […]

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Two mayoral candidates? Or one mayoral candidate?

By on June 10, 2015 in Mayoral Election 2015 with 0 Comments
Two mayoral candidates? Or one mayoral candidate?

This photo of an election leaflet from Rabina Khan’s team was forwarded to LW earlier this afternoon.Not being Bengali speakers we do not know what the text says. (See update below).Without understanding the words it would be completely understandable to assume that both of these people are standing for election as mayor of Tower Hamlets.Maybe they are. Update […]

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