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John “two jobs” Biggs is planning a new plan

At last week’s Cabinet meeting, John Biggs formally agreed that the Council will make a new Borough Plan over the coming years. Cllr Rachael Blake pointed out that the borough’s population is increasing, as is the number of people who ...

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Biggs Cabinet: Bangladeshi councillors seen but (almost) not heard

John Biggs presided over a busy Cabinet meeting last week (Tuesday, 1st December), and inevitably he relied on his Cabinet Members to present some of the reports. Cllr Rachel Blake spoke in spirited fashion about the Local Plan, with various ...

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Has Tower Hamlets Labour backed wrong horse for London mayor?

With the election of the next London Mayor less than six months away, it’s not surprising to see Labour councillors keen to back a candidate in this important political race. It is very strange, though, to find Labour Councillors bigging ...

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Rich pickings for Rich Mix?

Labour’s John “two jobs” Biggs is looking into how to make his Administration more transparent: according to Councillors Shahed Ali and Oliur Rahman, he could make a good start by coming clean over the Rich Mix Centre. The two Independent ...

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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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