While employed at Tower Hamlets Homes Apsana used her married name of Apsana Haque.
Apsana Haque was a finalist in 24 Housing Magazine’s Young Leaders Award and also the Excellence In Diversity Awards 2015.
On her official campaign website she makes no explicit mention of her employment with Tower Hamlets Council’s ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) which is responsible for the management of 22,000 social housing properties in the borough.
Tower Hamlets Homes award nominee
During her employment at Tower Hamlets Homes Apsana Haque was among five finalists in 24 Housing Magazine’s Young Leaders Award. Here’s the video.
And here is the relevant section from the Why I Stand page of Apsana’s official campaign website.
“I’ve served as Branch Secretary, CLP Equalities Officer and CLP Secretary, overseeing the de-merging of the constituencies and campaigning to end special measures in the Tower Hamlets Labour Party. I’ve consistently supported a new kind of politics: building trust among ethnically diverse and working class members, supporting a new generation of activists and engaging the wider membership. I’ve worked in the public sector promoting diversity and inclusion, and I’m a proud member of Unite and UNISON.”
As you can see Apsana states that she has ‘worked in the public sector promoting diversity and inclusion’.
Why so vague?
Ms. Begum (as she now is) has made much of her local roots standing in Tower Hamlets but on her site she only refers to her employment at Tower Hamlets Homes as working in the public sector promoting diversity and inclusion and not ‘I worked at Tower Hamlets Homes as Workforce Project Diversity Officer’.
Tower Hamlets Council CEO Will Tuckley is currently dealing with two complaints relating to whether Ms.Begum improperly secured a council property.
Apsana Begum denies all allegations.
The Labour Party have been approached for comment and this story will be updated when we receive it.
Related Internet Links
- Labour’s Apsana Begum stays away from final Poplar & Limehouse hustings after housing and anti-Semitism issues – East London Advertiser
- Apsana Begum is told by Labour’s own Rushanara Ali to ‘rebuild trust after anti-semitic remarks’ – East London Advertiser
- ‘I needed housing’ Labour’s Apsana Begum tells Poplar & Limehouse election hustings after ‘queue jump’ claim – East London Advertiser
- Labour candidate faces probe over whether she wrongly secured £330,000 council flat – The Sun