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Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

Lutfur Rahman found guilty of electoral fraud and banned from being Tower Hamlets Mayor

The first directly-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, has been found guilty today of “corrupt and illegal practices for the purpose of promoting or procuring the election” during his 2014 mayoral campaign. Though not present in court for the ruling, Rahman has been removed from office immediately and banned…

#MigrantMunchies: ELL’s foodie focus week follows migrants’ stories and how they’re changing what you eat

#MigrantMunchies: ELL’s foodie focus week follows migrants’ stories and how they’re changing what you eat

Eastlondonlines has gone around the world – in four boroughs. We’ve sampled some of the tastiest global cuisines in our bid to discover how migration has spiced up the local restaurant scene. Over the week we’ll be offering you the low down on migration trends and the new and exciting…

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

#ELLGetRegistered: How social media, comedy and entertainment are used to win over cynics this election

The first time I voted in Baghdad 2002 Saddam won the elections by 99 per cent. Then I voted in 2005 and Iraq fell into chaos. So I bought me an Anarchist t-shirt and stopped voting. I’m not the only cynic. 56 per cent of Britain’s population between 17 and…

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

Students: beer drinkers, penny-pinchers and takeaway lovers, but also one of the most under-registered groups on the electoral roll. The student population is consistently one of the hardest to canvas, particularly at their term-time addresses. High mobility due to short-term private rent contracts, means that this demographic were often failed…

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

  Unsure who to vote for? Take our election quiz to see which party’s policies you match up most with. On the following issues, with which statement do you most agree?…

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

Why do young people let older people shape their future? Over the next week, ELL will explain why 18-24 year olds should vote on 7 May.  194 seats could be lost by only a five per cent shift in votes according to a BBC report. 18-24 year olds make up…

#ELLHousingCrisis: Why are the Greens the only major party committing to rent control in the General Election?

#ELLHousingCrisis: Why are the Greens the only major party committing to rent control in the General Election?

The Green Party is the only party in Britain to officially commit to a housing policy of rent control. As part of the party’s bid to provide “secure, affordable housing for all”, the Greens long ago committed to a policy of capping rents and introducing longer tenancies – whereby renters…

#ELLHousingCrisis: How the Eastlondonlines housing crisis appears in graphics across the four boroughs

#ELLHousingCrisis: How the Eastlondonlines housing crisis appears in graphics across the four boroughs

For the 8.3 million people living in Greater London the following infographics are more than just a few images. They are the difference between paying hundreds of pounds in rent, families being able to raise their children in the capital or even living in the areas they have done their…

#ELLHousingCrisis: How well do you know the housing policies of the parties ahead of the General Election?

#ELLHousingCrisis: How well do you know the housing policies of the parties ahead of the General Election?

One in seven British voters believe housing is among the most important issues in May’s general election. According to a March poll by Ipsos MORI, 14 per cent of voters across the country rank homes as a key issue. In 2010, the figure was as low as five per cent.…

#ELLHousingCrisis: This is everything that we know about the housing crisis across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

#ELLHousingCrisis: This is everything that we know about the housing crisis across the Eastlondonlines boroughs

Affordable housing is one of the top five issues for voters aged 18-24, according to a recent survey. Voters aged 18 to 24, many of whom will be voting for the first time at the 2015 general election, ranked housing affordability as one of the top five most important issues…

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