Councillor candidate in SKD & Wapping? You really need to read this.

Love Wapping is asking those who want to be the new councillors for St. Katharine’s Dock and Wapping ward some questions to help you decide how local residents should cast their votes on 3rd May.

The full list of candidates standing across Tower Hamlets has been announced but we thought we should find out some more about those standing in St. Katharine’s Dock and Wapping.

How much do we really know about these people apart from the fact they seem to knock on people’s doors a lot and give them pieces of paper?

Not that much really. Here is the list of candidates standing in Wapping:

  • Md. Abdullah Al MAMUN – Aspire
  • Altab MIAH – Aspire
  • Kirsty FINLAYSON – Conservative Party
  • Neil KING – Conservative Party
  • Robert CROWSTON- Green Party
  • Denise JONES – Labour Party
  • Abdal ULLAH – Labour Party
  • Marie CAHILL – Liberal Democrat
  • Stephen O`SHEA – Liberal Democrat
  • Masuma BEGUM – People`s Alliance of Tower Hamlets (PATH)

Know who all these people are? No? Didn’t think so.

So LW has sent each candidate an email with a link to a Google form into which we have asked them to fill in their answers to the questions below. When we have all the responses we will publish them here to help you decided who is worthy of your vote.


NOTE: We do not have email addresses for either of the Aspire candidates Abdullah Al Mamun or Altab Miah or for the Green Party candidate Robert Crowston. These candidates need to email us via ASAP please so we can send you a nice link to our even nice form.

Questions for candidates in  St. Katharine’s Dock and Wapping ward

About you

  • What do you do for a living?
  • Where do you live? (Street)
  • What is your involvement with the SKD & Wapping community?
  • Why should we vote for you? What difference will you make to SKD & Wapping?
  • Tower Hamlets has some of the worst child poverty in Europe. How would you and your party tackle it?
  • What’s the best thing about SKD & Wapping?
  • Brexit: Did you vote Leave or Remain and why?

Telling Trivia

  • Favourite musical and why? (Courtesy of Town of Ramsgate quiz geek Paul Kellaway)
  • Red squirrels or grey squirrels?
  • Favourite childhood toy?
  • What superpower would you like to have?

Contact details

  • Email contact?
  • Phone number? (Optional)
  • Public internet profile (web link)
  • Social media profile link (Twitter and or Facebook)
  • Photo (Good quality please – at least in focus! Minimum 600 pixels longest side.)

Another note for candidates: LW will not be entering into any correspondence regarding your answers. You submit it, we publish it. 

Oh and please try and exclude the usual party political nonsense – it’s just dull.

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