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Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

Housing demonstrators call on public to join them

A Tower Hamlets pressure group will lead a demonstration outside the town hall this evening, to draw attention to the plight of private tenants in the borough. Tower Hamlets Renters will be protesting to put pressure on the council, in the hope that the local authority will take action against…

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…

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

Tower Hamlets moves into unknown territory after delayed by election leads to hung council

No political party in Tower Hamlets Council has overall control after Thursday night’s by-election for Blackwall and Cubitt Town, where Labour won two seats and Conservatives one. Out of the 21 candidates competing for the three ward seats, Christopher James Chapman (Conservative), Dave Chesterton (Labour) and Candida Ronald (Labour) will…

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Electoral watchdog report condemns planning for Tower Hamlets local election count as ‘inadequate’

Planning by Tower Hamlets for the voting count in the recent local elections i=was ‘inadequate’ according to an Electoral Commission Review. The review, published yesterday, examined the count for the Local and European Elections that only concluded five days after voting on May 22. It concluded there was ‘inadequate resource…

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: 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 two. Counting for Bow End, St. Peters and Bethnal Green wards  is to be postponed until tomorrow. After…

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…

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