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Elections 2014

Live tweets from GLA Police & Crime meeting 09 February 2017

Live tweets from GLA Police & Crime meeting 09 February 2017

Below are some of the tweets posted on Twitter during the GLA Police & Crime meeting – full report here.   [View the story “Tower Hamlets electoral crime” on Storify]

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Inquiry into Met Police Tower Hamlets electoral crime failure looms

Inquiry into Met Police Tower Hamlets electoral crime failure looms

An external inquiry into the Metropolitan Police’s response to allegations of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets seems more likely today after yesterday’s GLA Police Committee meeting that saw both the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) fail to explain their actions.The issue is one that is fundamental to British democracy. Did the Metropolitan Police make a […]

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Corruptly elected THF councillors – don’t give up the day job

Corruptly elected THF councillors – don’t give up the day job

Election petitioner Azmal Hussein has submitted a Letter of Protocol to the Electoral Commission to have the 17 members of ‘Tower Hamlets First’ who were elected with the benefit of corrupt and illegal practices suspended and so force by-elections in their wards.‘Independent’ candidate Rabina Khan is one of these 17 councillors. Her status if this […]

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The Sun catches up with Brick Lane promo for ex-Mayor

By on May 20, 2015 in Elections 2014 with 2 Comments
The Sun catches up with Brick Lane promo for ex-Mayor

LW never ever reads The Sun [£]  but was prompted to do so this morning as the tabloid has caught up with one of the ex-Mayor’s little PR for Votes wheezes.This refers to an event in March 2014 covered by Love Wapping shortly afterwards Council blows £47,000 on 4 hour curry caper (1 May 2014).Today’s edition of the Sun […]

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THF Councillors: Response from Electoral Commission

By on April 30, 2015 in Election Petition, Elections 2014 with 1 Comment
THF Councillors: Response from Electoral Commission

This is the response received by Love Wapping  from the Electoral Commission in answer to the questions we asked regarding the status of the 17 ‘Tower Hamlets’ First Councillors. From: Bob Posner, Director of Party and Election Finance. Many thanks for your letter.  To clarify, the Commission is not part of government. We are an independent […]

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