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Mayoral election 2018

Secret ballot still far from reality in Tower Hamlets elections

Secret ballot still far from reality in Tower Hamlets elections

An independent report by electoral observer group Democracy Volunteers concludes that voter intimidation and ‘family voting’ were still evident during the recent local and mayoral elections in Tower Hamlets.

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Tower Hamlets gives verdict on Lufur Rahman comeback – no thanks!

Tower Hamlets gives verdict on Lufur Rahman comeback – no thanks!

Lutfur Rahman’s attempt to return to Tower Hamlets politics by the backdoor use of the Aspire party has met with total failure as his proxy candidate Ohid Ahmed has lost the mayoral race.

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Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results live blog

Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results live blog

This page will be updated throughout the day with news of the Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results. The count is being held at the ExCel Centre in neighbouring Newham under unprecedented levels of security. 

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Biggs launches last minute attack against opposition – too little too late?

Biggs launches last minute attack against opposition – too little too late?

By on May 2, 2018 in Mayoral election 2018 with 0 Comments

Labour’s directly-elected Mayor John Biggs has launched a last minute attack against ‘Lutfur Rahman’s candidates’ warning voters in a leaflet dated 2nd May of the risk of waking up on Friday morning ‘to find Lutfur Rahman back in the town hall’. 

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Rotherham peer Lord Ahmed spotted out and about campaigning for Ohid Ahmed

Rotherham peer Lord Ahmed spotted out and about campaigning for Ohid Ahmed

By on May 2, 2018 in Mayoral election 2018 with 0 Comments

Former Labour Party member Lord Ahmed has been spotted out and about campaigning for Ohid Ahmed in Tower Hamlets earlier today. Lord Ahmed was suspended from the Labour Party in 2013 following allegations of anti-semitism.

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