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The public question Tower Hamlets Council (or mayor)

The third main item on the agenda of the Tower Hamlets Council meeting on 16th September was questions from members of the public. This does allow members of the public to raise issues with the Council, but each individual is ...

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Abdal sweeps the board

The Poplar & Limehouse Constituency Labour Party met last Tuesday to choose one candidate – from a long list of 18 – to put on the Labour Party’s ballot paper, from which members will chose who will be the Labour ...

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Who’s big enough to step into Biggs’s boots?

John Biggs, Member of the Greater London Assembly (GLA) for the City & East constituency, will be stepping down in May 2016. He has been a GLA member since 2000, and will have spent the last year of his GLA ...

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Cllr Khatun & John Biggs praise Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s work – but no name check

Tower Hamlets Council has scooped a prestigious award for its work in preventing counterfeiting. The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) Awards are presented for outstanding achievement by individuals, companies or organisations involved in combating counterfeiting and piracy worldwide. ACG represents the ...

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman built highest number of affordable homes in country – official!

Figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show Tower Hamlets delivered the highest number of affordable homes in the country. Between 2010/11 and 2014/15 – essentially the period of Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Administration – Tower Hamlets ...

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Rushanara Ali claims lack of support had successful outcome

The idiosyncratic electoral processes of the Labour Party are once more on the march as the Party elects a new leadership team. And for a few days, there was a danger that Bethnal Green & Bow MP Rushanara Ali may ...

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Stepney Green heads for the polls!

Slightly overshadowed by the mayoral election, the voters of Stepney ward will vote in a by-election on 11th June too. There are seven candidates. Stepney was the first area in the country to elect a Respect councillor. The said Cllr ...

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Vote out the Coalition!

Every General Election is important, and tomorrow the nation has the chance to remove from office a Coalition Government which has protected its own at the expense of the many. What are we to put in its place? There’s not ...

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