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Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony Benn, the late darling of the Labour left, has been selected to stand as the party’s candidate for Croydon South in the general election next year. Benn, 24 of Norbury, is “delighted and honoured” to be Labour’s candidate, and, if elected, would become the fifth generation…

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

New claims over Tower Hamlets mayoral election

Lutfur Rahman, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, has insisted there was no wrongdoing during last months elections, after it was confirmed that the police inquiry into the voting has broadened to include claims of fake candidates. The Sunday Telegraph said that at least two candidates standing for the Mayor’s Tower…

Sir Steve Bullock elected again as Mayor of Lewisham

Sir Steve Bullock elected again as Mayor of Lewisham

The Labour Party candidate Sir Steve Bullock has been elected to serve another four years as the Mayor of Lewisham. The results were announced just after 8pm at South East London Army Cadet Force in Blackheath. The Mayor received 36,659 votes which makes more than 50% of the turnout. Minutes…

Jules Pipe wins Hackney for another four years

Jules Pipe wins Hackney for another four years

Jules Pipe has comprehensively held onto his position as Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney. Mr. Pipe comfortably beat his rivals, winning more than fifty percent of the first-choice votes in the process. The Labour candidate – who has held the position of Mayor for twelve years – will…

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

Live Blog: Election results in Tower Hamlets

COUNTING SUSPENDED: After a long day and night of reporting the East London Lines team are signing off for now. The elections have seen a victory for Luftur Rahman as Mayor. Tower Hamlets First have taken 12 seats, mainly from  Labour  who  so far have six seats.  The Conservatives have…

Police ensure safe voting across Tower Hamlets

Police ensure safe voting across Tower Hamlets

  Police were stationed at all polling stations across Tower Hamlets throughout yesterday’s voting hours to ensure a fair and safe voting environment. Officers were dispatched amid fears that some areas of the UK were vulnerable to fraud or voter intimidation. The 125 polling stations in Tower Hamlets joined fifteen other…

Elections: East London Lines live blogs…

Elections: East London Lines live blogs…

Join East London Lines for live coverage of the elections across the boroughs of Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham, and Tower Hamlets. Croydon kicked off last night as soon as voting closed and were wrapped up by 10.30 this morning. You can see how East London Lines followed the action here The…

Election Results in Hackney: How it Happened

Election Results in Hackney: How it Happened

As expected, Labour rules Hackney again. Not only did Jules Pipe get re-elected as Mayor, but the vast majority of the seats went red, just like four years ago. You can read more about Mayor Pipe’s win here, which includes an interview with us here at East London Lines. Out of…

Election result in Lewisham: Labour are Victorious

Election result in Lewisham: Labour are Victorious

It was an overwhelming victory for Labour in Lewisham, winning the Mayoral election and almost all of the Council seats wiping out the Liberal Democrats as well as the two Conservative council members in Grove Park. Steve Bullock was elected  Mayor, winning 50.77%​ of the overall vote with 36,659 votes. The…

‘Cymbal of protest’ – steel band walk out on UKIP

‘Cymbal of protest’ – steel band walk out on UKIP

  UKIP were left embarrassed in Croydon earlier today as a steel band they had booked for an event walked out during their performance. The right wing political party had promised to throw a “bold and vibrant” street carnival in the south London borough in an attempt to drum up…

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