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Elections 2014

Tower Hamlets First ceases to exist

Tower Hamlets First ceases to exist

By on April 29, 2015 in Elections 2014, Politics with 0 Comments

The Electoral Commission has informed Tower Hamlets First that the ‘party’ has been removed from the register of political parties.“Following the Court’s judgment in the Tower Hamlets election petition on 23 April, the Commission has concluded that Tower Hamlets First can no longer remain registered as a political party,” said Bob Posner, Director of Party […]

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Mayor ditched, now ditch directly-elected Mayor role

Mayor ditched, now ditch directly-elected Mayor role

By on April 26, 2015 in Elections 2014, Opinion, Politics with 2 Comments

Updated with statement from John Biggs at bottom of page.After last week’s judgement in the Royal Courts of Justice some might ask why not completely abolish the position of directly-elected Mayor in Tower Hamlets?LW was considering this issue a couple of weeks back and came upon the legislation here Directly-elected mayors (PDF – House of Commons […]

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Special ‘You had one job’ Souvenir Poster Download

Special ‘You had one job’ Souvenir Poster Download

In celebration of the events of Thursday LW is offering all (well, both) it’s readers the opportunity to download this special ‘cut-out-and-keep’ poster of the ex-Mayor and chum.Click the image above to download a PDF version or just click here.Please feel free to download and print off a copy of this lovely collectors edition A3 poster. […]

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St. George’s Day was Armageddon day for Tower Hamlets First

St. George’s Day was Armageddon day for Tower Hamlets First

Ooh what a kerfuffle!  Scenes of elation and defeat inside and outside Court 38 at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand today as Electoral Commissioner Mawrey QC delivered a damning judgement.You can read some of the highlights here.At times it was enough to make you wince as Mr Mawrey forensically worked his way […]

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Borough residents buy ex-Mayor leaving present

Borough residents buy ex-Mayor leaving present

Residents of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have clubbed together to buy ex-Mayor Lutfur Rahman a house to express their feelings after he was found guilty of electoral fraud and corruption today.  The house in question is shown below:“We thought long and hard about what we could buy the ex-Mayor when he got found […]

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