Tomorrow’s Budget meeting and update on Best Value Inspection

From Cllr Marc Francis, Bow East, Labour Two years ago, Lutfur Rahman made a bold promise to not to raise Council Tax if he was elected as Mayor of Tower Hamlets.  In Labour’s camp people were incredulous.  In the wake of Lutfur Rahman’s removal from office in 2015, Labour’s Mayor, John Biggs had had to both raise […]

Statement on comments made by Paul Scully MP

Councillor Sirajul Islam, Leader of Tower Hamlets Labour group said:  “It says something about the state of the modern Conservative Party that its MPs feel comfortable parroting the type of comments made by far-right extremists. There aren’t any “no-go” areas in our borough and if Mr Scully feels like he can only condemn the Islamophobic […]

Labour councillors slam Mayor Rahman’s plan to ‘Privatise’ Victoria Park

The Labour group of councillors in Tower Hamlets, have strongly criticised Mayor Lutfur Rahman’s decision to amend the Major Events Policy for Victoria Park, which would allow two extra major events to take place in the park each year and increase the capacity threshold for a large event from 5,000 to 20,000 people. This will […]

“TOWER HAMLETS DESERVES A FAIR DEAL” DEMANDS LOCAL LABOUR LEADER

PRESS RELEASE 21 November 2023 For immediate release Local Labour Leader Cllr Sirajul Islam has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt demanding that he delivers a fair deal for Tower Hamlets in the upcoming Autumn Statement. The letter comes ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 22nd November 2023, in which he will set out the […]

LABOUR CALLS ON LUTFUR RAHMAN TO END T HAMLETS WASTE CRISIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25/09/23The Tower Hamlets Labour Group has called on Mayor Lutfur Rahman to find a resolution to his dispute with striking waste workers from the Unite union. One week into the strike action taken by waste workers has left huge piles of rubbish on the streets of Tower Hamlets with concerns about health […]

Statement from TH Labour on Unite strike action

Statement from TH Labour concerning industrial action announced by Unite members working for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/9/23 Statement from Cllr. Asma Begum shadow cabinet member for the Environment and Climate: “It will be deeply concerning for residents to learn that Lutfur Rahman’s waste emergency is set to get worse. […]

TH LABOUR DEMANDS ACTION ON  WOMEN’S SAFETY

The Tower Hamlets Labour Party has submitted a motion on women’s safety to be considered by the council on July 19th. The motion calls for more action from the council and its partners to prevent and tackle violence against women and girls in the borough. The motion recognises that many women and girls in Tower […]