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Campaigner who took Rahman to court plans legal action over former Tower Hamlets First councillors

Campaigner who took Rahman to court plans legal action over former Tower Hamlets First councillors

Seventeen councillors from the disbarred Tower Hamlets First party are now facing a new legal challenge. One of the petitioners who launched the successful claim in the Electoral Court against Luftur Rahman, now wants to sue the Electoral Commission for not suspending the 17 councillors, who were elected in the …

Lewisham police launch inquiry into complaint over controversial #killallwhitemen tweets

Lewisham police launch inquiry into complaint over controversial #killallwhitemen tweets

Police have launched an investigation into a complaint about alleged ‘racially motivated and malicious’ communications involving the hashtag #killallwhitemen. Bahar Mustafa, the controversial Diversity Officer of the Students Union at Goldsmiths, has previously acknowledged sending tweets using the same hashtag and similar phrases. While the Metropolitan Police did not confirm…

Controversial Diversity officer Bahar Mustafa used images of women holding guns for election campaign

Controversial Diversity officer Bahar Mustafa used images of women holding guns for election campaign

Bahar Mustafa, the Goldsmiths Student Union Welfare and Diversity Officer who is at the center of a racism and sexism row, used images of women armed with weapons for her election campaign for the post. Mustafa has admitted to tweeting #killallwhitemen and other inflammatory hashtags, and requested “man and/or white”…

Petitioner who lodged complaint against Rahman now calling for suspension of 17 councillors

Petitioner who lodged complaint against Rahman now calling for suspension of 17 councillors

Azmal Hussain, who lodged a complaint against Lutfur Rahman, has now submitted a Letter before Action at the Electoral Commission requesting the suspension of all councillors who stood for Tower Hamlets First in the 2014 local election, including mayoral candidate Rabina Khan. The letter will ask for the suspension of all…

Expatriates in London urged to use their vote this month in crucial Turkish general election

Expatriates in London urged to use their vote this month in crucial Turkish general election

Turkish expatriots in Eastlondonline boroughs are being urged to vote in the Turkish general election. The election is expected to be the catalyst of great political change in the country and as such could have an effect on more than just the next four years. This is the first time…

Liberal Democracts and Labour see boost in membership after election disappointment

Liberal Democracts and Labour see boost in membership after election disappointment

The Liberal Democrats and the Labour party have seen a major increase in members across the boroughs of Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney following their poor results in the general election last week. In Tower Hamlets, the Liberal Democrats say their membership figures have risen from 123 to 236 members…

Christine Shawcroft on Labour party suspension for defending Lutfur Rahman: “A travesty”

Christine Shawcroft on Labour party suspension for defending Lutfur Rahman: “A travesty”

Christine Shawcroft says her administrative suspension as a Labour party member is “a travesty, an injustice and miscarriage of justice.” Shawcroft, a veteran member of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC), will be facing an enquiry after publicly supporting the disgraced mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman. She is still a…

Only Londoners with above average wages, or inherited money, can afford to buy in London, report says

Only Londoners with above average wages, or inherited money, can afford to buy in London, report says

First-time buyers in London need to be earning a minimum of £77,000 a year to be able to afford a home, a report by KMPG shows. This calculation is based on a mortgage of  4.5 times salary (with a 10 per cent deposit). However the current median annual wage for London first-time…

Rabina Khan to stand as “independent candidate” in re-run Tower Hamlets mayoral election

Rabina Khan to stand as “independent candidate” in re-run Tower Hamlets mayoral election

A former member of banned mayor Lutfur Rahmans’s discredited political party, Tower Hamlets First, is to stand as an independent candidate in the forthcoming re-run mayoral election in the borough. Rabina Khan, a member of Tower Hamlets Council, was introduced by Rahman last Thursday as his party’s candidate following his…

Russell Brand tells voters to put Labour Party in power, saying Ed Miliband “will listen to us”

Russell Brand tells voters to put Labour Party in power, saying Ed Miliband “will listen to us”

In an about-turn just four days before the general election, comedian and activist Russell Brand has asked voters to go to the polls to help get the Labour Party into government. The 39-year-old, who famously said he has never voted and never will, criticised the Conservative Party, saying having it…

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