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 […]


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 […]


Tower Hamlets Labour Group has slammed the extravagant spending of Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who is planning to upgrade his personal office at the expense of residents. The lavish makeover is set to cost taxpayers at least a staggering £400,000. The shocking revelation came after opposition members received answers to questions, they had asked at the […]

£204,850,000 to be lost in disposable income across Tower Hamlets over next two years

Families across Tower Hamlets are set to feel much poorer over the next two years as the Conservatives’ Autumn Statement make the cost of living crisis feel even worse. Research from the Resolution Foundation, published following the Autumn Statement, revealed the average household is set to see real disposable income fall by £1,700 over the […]

Tower Hamlets Labour tells Chancellor – Don’t take it out on Tower Hamlets

Leader of the Tower Hamlets Labour Group, Cllr Sirajul Islam has today written to the new Chancellor to stand up for residents in Tower Hamlets – and insist our community shouldn’t pay the price for the economic crisis made in Downing Street. On Monday 17th October, the fourth Chancellor in four months, Jeremy Hunt announced plans to cut […]

23,263 in Tower Hamlets face £960 higher mortgages thanks to Conservative Budget chaos

New analysis from Tower Hamlets Labour reveals 23,263 homeowners in Tower Hamlets face paying an average £960 more a year on their mortgages thanks to the Conservatives’ mini budget. That’s a combined total of £22,332,480. The BBC have reported that the average mortgage payer faces a ‘Kwarteng Premium’ of £960 on their mortgage as a […]