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Tower Hamlets Council: Cost of new civic centre increases by £15m | Politics - East London Advertiser
13 Dec 2018

Tower Hamlets Council: Cost of new civic centre increases by £15m | Politics  East London Advertiser

Plans to transform the former Royal London Hospital into a town hall have ballooned by £15million after the building was found to contain “phenomenal” ...


No charges after Tower Hamlets electoral fraud probe - BBC News
07 Sep 2018

No charges after Tower Hamlets electoral fraud probe  BBC News

The Met did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute Luftur Rahman, who was removed from office.


Police investigate new fraud claims over Tower Hamlets poll - Evening Standard
04 Apr 2018

Police investigate new fraud claims over Tower Hamlets poll  Evening Standard

A specialist police unit, drafted in to a London borough rocked by a vote-rigging scandal, has received 39 new allegations of corruption in the run-up to next ...


Tower Hamlets local elections: Clampdown to stop vote fraud in scandal-hit borough - Evening Standard
26 Apr 2018

Tower Hamlets local elections: Clampdown to stop vote fraud in scandal-hit borough  Evening Standard

A scandal-hit London borough has had to implement some of the most intense anti-fraud measures in the country before the local elections. Tower Hamlets is ...


Cost of ‘Lutfur’s palace’ council HQ rises by £15m due to 'phenomenal' amounts of asbestos - Evening Standard
12 Dec 2018

Cost of ‘Lutfur’s palace’ council HQ rises by £15m due to 'phenomenal' amounts of asbestos  Evening Standard

The cost of plans to transform the former Royal London Hospital into a town hall have ballooned by £15 million after the building was found to contain ...


Tower Hamlets election: Anti-fraud police trained up - BBC News
07 Feb 2018

Tower Hamlets election: Anti-fraud police trained up  BBC News

More than 600 police officers in an east London borough are taking extra training as part of a drive to stop local election fraud. Ch Supt Sue Williams said every ...


Former Tower Hamlets councillor must pay back £110000 housing fraud gains - or face returning to jail - East London Advertiser
10 Jul 2018

Former Tower Hamlets councillor must pay back £110000 housing fraud gains - or face returning to jail  East London Advertiser

A former councillor who was jailed for housing fraud must pay £180000 or face returning to prison.


London's Tower Hamlets faces vote fraud claims | News - The Times
05 Apr 2018

London's Tower Hamlets faces vote fraud claims | News  The Times

New electoral fraud allegations in east London are being investigated by police. Almost 40 new claims of corruption have been reported in the run-up to the local ...


BBC London Live: Latest updates - BBC News
13 Dec 2018

BBC London Live: Latest updates  BBC News

Bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around London.


Election SHOCK: Met Police probe 65 claims of fraud ahead of Thursday’s vote - Express
01 May 2018

Election SHOCK: Met Police probe 65 claims of fraud ahead of Thursday’s vote  Express

SCOTLAND Yard is investigating 65 allegations of voting corruption in London ahead of Thursday's local elections, it has emerged.


Police launch fresh investigation into electoral fraud allegations in Tower Hamlets - Evening Standard
26 Apr 2017

Police launch fresh investigation into electoral fraud allegations in Tower Hamlets  Evening Standard

Scotland Yard has launched a *fresh* investigation into allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in Tower Hamlets. Lutfur Rahman, the disgraced former ...


Ex Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali to pay £180k Proceeds of Crime Award - Love Wapping
08 Jul 2018

Ex Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali to pay £180k Proceeds of Crime Award  Love Wapping

Shahed Ali, previously a Tower Hamlets First councillor, has been ordered to pay a £180k Proceeds of Crime Award (POCA). Mr Ali was sentenced to five ...


Tower Hamlets postal voters to be monitored under pilot scheme - The Guardian
19 Dec 2017

Tower Hamlets postal voters to be monitored under pilot scheme  The Guardian

Scandal-hit London borough is one of several local authority areas selected to trial a package of anti-fraud measures. Rajeev Syal. Tue 19 Dec 2017 11.01 EST ...


Vote 2018: Tower Hamlets mayoral election result - BBC News
04 May 2018

Vote 2018: Tower Hamlets mayoral election result  BBC News

Results in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election held 3 May 2018.


Tower Hamlets Council linked to alleged £2m corruption scandal - BBC News
10 Dec 2017

Tower Hamlets Council linked to alleged £2m corruption scandal  BBC News

Secret recordings have emerged apparently connecting a Labour council to an alleged £2m corruption scandal. The allegations, reportedly made in tapes ...


Met Police 'failed' in Tower Hamlets election fraud probe - BBC News
10 Mar 2017

Met Police 'failed' in Tower Hamlets election fraud probe  BBC News

Lutfur Rahman had to step down as mayor after an election court found him guilty of illegal practices.


Nearly half of election fraud claims since 2012 relate to Tower Hamlets - Evening Standard
27 Jan 2017

Nearly half of election fraud claims since 2012 relate to Tower Hamlets  Evening Standard

A total of 455 allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice have been made in London in the past five years, figures reveal today. The allegations reported to ...


Tower Hamlets election fraud mayor Lutfur Rahman removed from office - BBC News
23 Apr 2015

Tower Hamlets election fraud mayor Lutfur Rahman removed from office  BBC News

An east London mayor has been removed from office and a poll declared void after he was found guilty of electoral fraud. An Election Commissioner concluded ...


620 police officers to recieve anti-fraud training ahead of local elections in Tower Hamlets - East London Advertiser
08 Feb 2018

620 police officers to recieve anti-fraud training ahead of local elections in Tower Hamlets  East London Advertiser

Specialist anti-election fraud training will be given to 620 Tower Hamlets police officers ahead of May's local elections.


Alarming rate of electoral fraud reported in east London borough Tower Hamlets - Express.co.uk
28 Jan 2017

Alarming rate of electoral fraud reported in east London borough Tower Hamlets  Express.co.uk

NEARLY half of all voter fraud reported in London in the past five years took place in Tower Hamlets, it has been revealed.


‘Irregular voting’ alert at scandal-hit Tower Hamlets - Evening Standard
24 May 2018

‘Irregular voting’ alert at scandal-hit Tower Hamlets  Evening Standard

Campaigners today warned of alleged voting irregularities in a London borough previously rocked by an election scandal. They attended 39 polling stations in ...


Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Local Council Elections – Key Dates - Love Wapping
01 Apr 2018

Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Local Council Elections – Key Dates  Love Wapping

Thankfully Tower Hamlets residents only have just over a month to endure the nonsense that passes for the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Local Council ...


Knife crime and corruption occupy the minds of East End voters in local elections - Evening Standard
02 May 2018

Knife crime and corruption occupy the minds of East End voters in local elections  Evening Standard

Labour is battling it out with smaller parties in Tower Hamlets, where memories of disgraced mayor Lutfur Rahman are still *fresh*. Rachael Burford; Wednesday 2 ...


Eight men jailed in Leeds for 'police officer' fraud - ITV News
05 Sep 2018

Eight men jailed in Leeds for 'police officer' fraud  ITV News

Read the latest Calendar stories, Eight men jailed in Leeds for 'police officer' fraud on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Calendar news.


Opinion: Unmesh Desai AM City & East column | Features - East London Advertiser
17 Jun 2018

Opinion: Unmesh Desai AM City & East column | Features  East London Advertiser

Congratulations to Mayor John Biggs for being re-elected as mayor and to all our Tower Hamlets Councillors.


Theresa May won't pay £1m legal bills for banning Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman for corruption - East London Advertiser
26 Jul 2018

Theresa May won't pay £1m legal bills for banning Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman for corruption  East London Advertiser

The government has rejected a plea by anti-corruption petitioners to pick up the tabs on their £1 million legal bills after they got Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur ...


Tower Hamlets councillor jailed for housing tenancy fraud while owning properties - East London Advertiser
27 Oct 2016

Tower Hamlets councillor jailed for housing tenancy fraud while owning properties  East London Advertiser

A councillor once part of Lutfur Rahman's corrupt administration at Tower Hamlets has today been sentenced to five months in prison for housing fraud.


Warning over ‘votes irregularity’ at scandal hit Tower Hamlets council - Evening Standard
21 May 2018

Warning over ‘votes irregularity’ at scandal hit Tower Hamlets council  Evening Standard

Campaigners have warned of alleged voting irregularities in a London borough previously rocked by an election scandal. They attended 39 polling stations in ...


Only one convicted over 2017 'double voting' claims - BBC News
02 Mar 2018

Only one convicted over 2017 'double voting' claims  BBC News

Hundreds of complaints about alleged double voting in the 2017 UK general election resulted in only one conviction, according to police data. Claims made on ...


28 new claims of corruption in run-up to local elections in Tower Hamlets - Daily Mail
05 Apr 2018

28 new claims of corruption in run-up to local elections in Tower Hamlets  Daily Mail

Police are investigating 28 *fresh* claims of corruption in the run-up to the local elections on May 3 in Tower Hamlets. The allegations include bribery, forgery and ...


Inspectors to examine Tower Hamlets fraud claims - BBC News
04 Apr 2014

Inspectors to examine Tower Hamlets fraud claims  BBC News

Inspectors are appointed by the government to examine allegations of "governance failure, poor financial management and fraud" at Tower Hamlets borough.


Eric Pickles attacks 'astonishing' lack of criminal prosecution over Tower Hamlets electoral fraud - The Independent
12 Aug 2016

Eric Pickles attacks 'astonishing' lack of criminal prosecution over Tower Hamlets electoral fraud  The Independent

Sir Eric Pickles has described the lack of criminal prosecution over electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets as "astonishing". The Former Communities Secretary made ...


Fresh voting fraud in scandal-hit borough of Tower Hamlets - Telegraph.co.uk
03 May 2015

Fresh voting fraud in scandal-hit borough of Tower Hamlets  Telegraph.co.uk

A new outbreak of voting fraud is underway this week in the London borough whose elected mayor was dismissed by a High Court judge for corruption and ...


Tower Hamlets gives verdict on Lufur Rahman comeback – no thanks! - Love Wapping
04 May 2018

Tower Hamlets gives verdict on Lufur Rahman comeback – no thanks!  Love Wapping

Lutfur Rahman's attempt to return to Tower Hamlets politics by the backdoor use of the Aspire party has met with total failure as his proxy candidate Ohid Ahmed ...


Man with knife threatens passers-by in Watney Market, Shadwell – video - Love Wapping
24 May 2018

Man with knife threatens passers-by in Watney Market, Shadwell – video  Love Wapping

Video footage has emerged on social media of a man threatening passers-by with a knife in Watney Market, Shadwell. The video shows three passers-by as ...


'Pick up tabs for £1m legal bills for Lutfur Rahman's ban' Tower Hamlets mayor urges PM - East London Advertiser
05 Aug 2018

'Pick up tabs for £1m legal bills for Lutfur Rahman's ban' Tower Hamlets mayor urges PM  East London Advertiser

Downing Street should up the tabs on the £1.1 million legal bills facing four petitioners who ousted Lutfur Rahman's corrupt town hall regime in the High Court, ...


Former mayor Lutfur Rahman struck off by SDT for election fraud - The Lawyer
24 Jan 2018

Former mayor Lutfur Rahman struck off by SDT for election fraud  The Lawyer

This article is only available to Premium subscribers of The Lawyer. Premium subscribers benefit from accessing all of our award-winning online *content* ...


Wapping community volunteers resort to High Court Injunction against Council - Love Wapping
02 Nov 2018

Wapping community volunteers resort to High Court Injunction against Council  Love Wapping

Yesterday Christine Trumper of Community Solutions obtained a High Court injunction to stop Tower Hamlets Council from carrying out their stated intention of ...


Met to examine allegations of electoral fraud by former Tower Hamlets mayor - The Guardian
01 May 2015

Met to examine allegations of electoral fraud by former Tower Hamlets mayor  The Guardian

Police decision increases mounting problems for supporters of Lutfur Rahman, kicked out of office for vote-rigging, buying votes and religious intimidation.


Voters to be asked for ID in trials of system to combat electoral fraud - The Guardian
15 Sep 2017

Voters to be asked for ID in trials of system to combat electoral fraud  The Guardian

Identification to be shown in five areas in local elections next May in first pilot schemes, but critics fear it will cut turnout.


Tower Hamlets council cuts off much-loved coffee vendor's electricity - Evening Standard
07 May 2018

Tower Hamlets council cuts off much-loved coffee vendor's electricity  Evening Standard

Tower Hamlets council has cut off a much-loved coffee vendor's electricity and ordered him to relocate his business. Frank Wang, 52, says he has held a contract ...


Whitechapel Tower Hamlets drugs gang jailed for 49 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court | Crime & Court - East London Advertiser
20 Aug 2018

Whitechapel Tower Hamlets drugs gang jailed for 49 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court | Crime & Court  East London Advertiser

Judge Nigel Peters QC handed the men prison sentences ranging from two years to 56 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court for possession and supply of class ...


22 men charged with drugs offences after police raids across Tower Hamlets - Love Wapping
08 Jun 2018

22 men charged with drugs offences after police raids across Tower Hamlets  Love Wapping

The names of the 22 men who have been charged with various offences relating to the supply of drugs following the police raids across the borough earlier this ...


Peter Golds: Second Tower Hamlets Councillor jailed for fraud in four years - Conservative Home
01 Nov 2016

Peter Golds: Second Tower Hamlets Councillor jailed for fraud in four years  Conservative Home

Cllr Peter Golds is Leader of the Conservative Group on Tower Hamlets Council. Last Thursday, Cllr Mohammed Shahed Ali, a Tower Hamlets councillor for ten ...


Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman faces election fraud claims - The Guardian
14 Jan 2015

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman faces election fraud claims  The Guardian

Claims voters were spat on, free lunches used and canvassers paid in runup to mayoral election published before court hearing.


Local elections: The death knell for Lutfur Rahman's era as Labour paints Tower Hamlets Council red - East London Advertiser
07 May 2018

Local elections: The death knell for Lutfur Rahman's era as Labour paints Tower Hamlets Council red  East London Advertiser

The Labour Party painted Tower Hamlets red in the local elections, winning 42 out of 45 council seats.


Tower Hamlets: Close ally of corrupt former Mayor Lutfur Rahman jailed for fraud - Evening Standard
28 Oct 2016

Tower Hamlets: Close ally of corrupt former Mayor Lutfur Rahman jailed for fraud  Evening Standard

A close ally of corrupt former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has been jailed for housing fraud. Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali was sentenced to ...


Tower Hamlets candidate raises fresh fraud concerns - BBC News
08 Jun 2015

Tower Hamlets candidate raises fresh fraud concerns  BBC News

A man who fought to have the 2014 Tower Hamlets mayoral election declared void raises *fresh* concerns about potential fraud in the forthcoming polls.


'Behave ethically' call to rivals after Aspire candidate is beaten up in Tower Hamlets election campaign in Wapping - East London Advertiser
09 Apr 2018

'Behave ethically' call to rivals after Aspire candidate is beaten up in Tower Hamlets election campaign in Wapping  East London Advertiser

An urgent call on all rival politicians in the Tower Hamlets council election to ask supporters to “behave ethically” has been made following an attack on a ...


Tower Hamlets councillors storm out over vote to cooperate with police probing corrupt Lutfur Rahman election - East London Advertiser
23 Nov 2017

Tower Hamlets councillors storm out over vote to cooperate with police probing corrupt Lutfur Rahman election  East London Advertiser

A storm erupted at last night's Tower Hamlets Council meeting which called on members to cooperate with police investigating the corrupt 2014 election for ...


Eight Jailed For Nationwide 'Police Officer' Fraud - West Yorkshire Police
05 Sep 2018

Eight Jailed For Nationwide 'Police Officer' Fraud  West Yorkshire Police

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 Criminals who pretended to be police officers to con elderly and vulnerable victims out of more than £200000 in a nationwide ...


Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman banned as solicitor after losing three-day disciplinary hearing - East London Advertiser
20 Dec 2017

Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman banned as solicitor after losing three-day disciplinary hearing  East London Advertiser

An angry Lutfur Rahman addressing a rally in Mile End of his supporters a week after being barred from office by the High Court in 2015. Picture: Mike Brooke.


Exclusive: Lutfur Rahman to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2022 - Love Wapping
08 Sep 2018

Exclusive: Lutfur Rahman to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2022  Love Wapping

Word is that ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman has reacted to yesterday's MPS Operation Lynemouth statement by informing all his supporters that he ...


Scathing judgment that saw ex-Tower Hamlets mayor struck off for election corruption published - Legal Cheek
24 Jan 2018

Scathing judgment that saw ex-Tower Hamlets mayor struck off for election corruption published  Legal Cheek

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has published its ruling in a case that saw former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman struck off after he was found ...


Lynemouth: Some uncomfortable truths for Metropolitan Police courtesy of Cllr. Peter Golds - Love Wapping
11 Sep 2018

Lynemouth: Some uncomfortable truths for Metropolitan Police courtesy of Cllr. Peter Golds  Love Wapping

More than a few residents across the Tower Hamlets political spectrum are still dazed and confused by the failure of the Met's Operation Lynemouth to find ...


Trio jailed after assisting £600000 of benefit fraud from Tower Hamlets Council - East London Advertiser
08 Apr 2016

Trio jailed after assisting £600000 of benefit fraud from Tower Hamlets Council  East London Advertiser

Three fraudsters who helped foreigners illegally claim more than £600000 in housing benefit from Tower Hamlets Council have been jailed.


Voter ID: cure for fraud or unreliable encumbrance? - LocalGov
01 Mar 2018

Voter ID: cure for fraud or unreliable encumbrance?  LocalGov

Will the voter ID scheme help prevent fraud in the local elections? Mark Whitehead investigates.


Tower Hamlets mayor was elected after corrupt campaign, high court told - The Guardian
02 Feb 2015

Tower Hamlets mayor was elected after corrupt campaign, high court told  The Guardian

Residents of London borough allege Lutfur Rahman and his workers filled out other people's ballot papers and smeared his opponents as racist.


Voters may have to show ID to combat voter fraud in 'vulnerable' areas - The Telegraph
27 Dec 2016

Voters may have to show ID to combat voter fraud in 'vulnerable' areas  The Telegraph

Voters in towns and cities with large Muslim communities where there are concerns about election fraud could have to show their passports or driving licences ...


Revealed: Source of Wapping Gardens ASB tracked down to council run Youth Centre - Love Wapping
08 Sep 2018

Revealed: Source of Wapping Gardens ASB tracked down to council run Youth Centre  Love Wapping

Eye witnesses and victims of the violent Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) in Wapping Gardens have identified the youths causing the problems as being from ...


Four Tower Hamlets election candidates differ from the other 254. Why? - Love Wapping
14 Apr 2018

Four Tower Hamlets election candidates differ from the other 254. Why?  Love Wapping

Last week LW published a list of all the 258 candidates who want to be our representatives on Tower Hamlets council. Four of the Tower Hamlets local election ...


Tower Hamlets Council 'culture of cronyism' criticised - BBC News
04 Nov 2014

Tower Hamlets Council 'culture of cronyism' criticised  BBC News

A report into claims of fraud at Tower Hamlets Council reveals a "culture of cronyism" as the government sends in commissioners to oversee it.


Disgraced ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets loses latest appeal against five-year ban - Evening Standard
23 Jun 2017

Disgraced ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets loses latest appeal against five-year ban  Evening Standard

The former Tower Hamlets mayor who was barred from running for office for corrupt and illegal practices has lost the latest stage of his appeal bid. High Court ...


Scotland Yard faces inquiry over handling of Tower Hamlets mayoral election corruption case - The Independent
21 Mar 2017

Scotland Yard faces inquiry over handling of Tower Hamlets mayoral election corruption case  The Independent

The official police watchdog is expected to launch an inquiry into how Scotland Yard dropped a criminal investigation into an east London election, despite a ...


Tom Mannion: Former head of St Aloysius College speaks after fraud case against him is dropped - Islington Gazette
08 Oct 2018

Tom Mannion: Former head of St Aloysius College speaks after fraud case against him is dropped  Islington Gazette

The former headteacher of St Aloysius College has been cleared of wrongdoing nine months after he was arrested as part of a £70000 fraud investigation at the ...


Threats, bullying and cowardice: The inside story of the Tower Hamlets mayor election fraud - Telegraph.co.uk
26 Apr 2015

Threats, bullying and cowardice: The inside story of the Tower Hamlets mayor election fraud  Telegraph.co.uk

Pressure on witnesses and Met's pursuit of petitioners were backdrop to trial that ousted 'lying' Tower Hamlets mayor, writes Andrew Gilligan.


Police in Tower Hamlets slash anti-social behaviour with pioneering scheme - EastLondonLines
29 Jan 2018

Police in Tower Hamlets slash anti-social behaviour with pioneering scheme  EastLondonLines

Police in Tower Hamlets have dramatically cut rates of anti-social behaviour using a system of warnings and home visits. Officers in the borough attempted to ...


Police investigate alleged £2m corruption scandal linked to Isle of Dogs development - EastLondonLines
12 Dec 2017

Police investigate alleged £2m corruption scandal linked to Isle of Dogs development  EastLondonLines

Detectives are investigating allegations of a £2 million corruption scandal involving Tower Hamlets Council. The investigation began 18 months ago but only ...


Voters turned away in ID trial areas in English local elections – as it happened - The Guardian
03 May 2018

Voters turned away in ID trial areas in English local elections – as it happened  The Guardian

Follow the latest developments as voters go to the polls in the biggest test for the political parties since the general election.


Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali admits housing fraud in court - East London Advertiser
27 Sep 2016

Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali admits housing fraud in court  East London Advertiser

A councillor admitted housing fraud in the once-troubled Tower Hamlets council in London's East End when he appeared in court on yesterday.


Tower Hamlets Mums join with Save Our Nurseries campaigners to continue their fight - Love Wapping
23 Aug 2018

Tower Hamlets Mums join with Save Our Nurseries campaigners to continue their fight  Love Wapping

Tower Hamlets Mums and Save Our Nurseries campaigners have been busy informing residents across the borough of our Labour Council's plans to prioritise ...


Tower Hamlets mayor election rivals in tug-of-war as 'breach of protocol' row erupts - East London Advertiser
07 Mar 2018

Tower Hamlets mayor election rivals in tug-of-war as 'breach of protocol' row erupts  East London Advertiser

Two rival opposition leaders on Tower Hamlets Council vying to be mayor in May's local elections have had their first spat days after their political groups each ...


Police alone decided 'no criminal case' in Lutfur Rahman's Tower Hamlets corrupt 2014 election, Solicitors Tribunal reveals - East London Advertiser
24 Jan 2018

Police alone decided 'no criminal case' in Lutfur Rahman's Tower Hamlets corrupt 2014 election, Solicitors Tribunal reveals  East London Advertiser

Lutfur Rahman addresses supporters at 2015 rally in Mile End after being barred in High Court from office as Tower Hamlets mayor. Picture: Mike Brooke.


Trials of Voter ID in local elections aren't the answer to fraud - Wired.co.uk
02 May 2018

Trials of Voter ID in local elections aren't the answer to fraud  Wired.co.uk

Britain is one of the world's oldest democracies, but its the safeguards against election fraud are primitive. Checks of voter ID will happen for the first time at this ...


Six Tower Hamlets councillors caught out for unpaid council tax - East London Advertiser
26 Jan 2018

Six Tower Hamlets councillors caught out for unpaid council tax  East London Advertiser

Six Tower Hamlets councillors were threatened with court proceedings for not paying their council tax on time.


Peter Golds: More bad news for Rahman as he is struck off as a solicitor - Conservative Home
29 Dec 2017

Peter Golds: More bad news for Rahman as he is struck off as a solicitor  Conservative Home

Will it be bad news for democracy in Tower Hamlets in 2018? The old tactics of toxic allegations in anonymous leaflets are being seen again.


Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to face SDT over electoral fraud scandal - Legal Cheek
28 Feb 2017

Ex-Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman to face SDT over electoral fraud scandal  Legal Cheek

Former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is set for a showdown with the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) next week over allegations he failed to ...


Raines House saga shows everything that is wrong with Tower Hamlets Council – Cllr. Wood - Love Wapping
16 Oct 2018

Raines House saga shows everything that is wrong with Tower Hamlets Council – Cllr. Wood  Love Wapping

Comment piece by Cllr. Andrew Wood (Conservative, Canary Wharf) on Chandler Street and Raines House fiasco.


Vet helped gang con owners into buying sick and dying dogs from puppy farms - Evening Standard
10 Apr 2018

Vet helped gang con owners into buying sick and dying dogs from puppy farms  Evening Standard

A vet who helped an illegal puppy-farming gang con animal-lovers into buying sick and dying dogs is facing jail. Daniel Doherty, 49, claimed thousands of ...


Jeremy Corbyn gives job as campaign chief to Left-winger guilty of voter fraud - Evening Standard
07 Nov 2017

Jeremy Corbyn gives job as campaign chief to Left-winger guilty of voter fraud  Evening Standard

Jeremy Corbyn has handed a job in his parliamentary office to a Left-winger who admitted in court that she registered scores of fake voters. Marsha-Jane ...


Study shows damage to lungs of Tower Hamlets school children caused by diesel pollution - Love Wapping
15 Nov 2018

Study shows damage to lungs of Tower Hamlets school children caused by diesel pollution  Love Wapping

A new study published in The Lancet Public Health indicates that the lung capacity of Tower Hamlets school age children could be reduced by up to 5% as a ...


Tower Hamlets elections – all the candidates, all the wards, all the parties - Love Wapping
11 Apr 2018

Tower Hamlets elections – all the candidates, all the wards, all the parties  Love Wapping

258 candidates are contesting local council seats in 20 wards in Tower Hamlets this year. LW has spent a very weary two days converting the official but not very ...


'Industrial-scale fraud' in mayor's victory - Telegraph.co.uk
26 Jul 2014

'Industrial-scale fraud' in mayor's victory  Telegraph.co.uk

The extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, benefited from “considerable” postal ballot fraud and may also have been helped by “organised ...


Council worker admits to £62000 Grenfell Tower fraud - The Voice Online
31 Aug 2018

Council worker admits to £62000 Grenfell Tower fraud  The Voice Online

A WOMAN has admitted to defrauding the Grenfell Tower victim fund of more than £60,000. Council worker Jenny McDonagh stole pre-paid credit cards and ...


Voter ID trials 'risk disenfranchising vulnerable people' - The Guardian
06 Mar 2018

Voter ID trials 'risk disenfranchising vulnerable people'  The Guardian

Campaigners write to ministers over plans to pilot compulsory ID for voters in May's local elections.


Tower Hamlets mayoral candidates – read all about them. Or not. - Love Wapping
30 Apr 2018

Tower Hamlets mayoral candidates – read all about them. Or not.  Love Wapping

Did you know that the Council had published a Mayoral booklet? No, we didn't either but then that's not unusual. (Many thanks to Marie for bringing this to our ...


Councillor raises 'serious concerns' over Tower Hamlets election count - Evening Standard
11 May 2018

Councillor raises 'serious concerns' over Tower Hamlets election count  Evening Standard

A Conservative councillor says he has "serious concerns" over last Thursday's local elections count in Tower Hamlets and is compiling a report for the Electoral ...


Cash strapped Labour council finds spare £10k for Bangladeshi radio station grant - Love Wapping
03 Aug 2018

Cash strapped Labour council finds spare £10k for Bangladeshi radio station grant  Love Wapping

Bangladeshi volunteer radio station Betar Bangla has been awarded a £10000 grant by Tower Hamlets council to help it pay the rent.


Government criticised over 'draconian' election changes after figures reveal only one person prosecuted for electoral fraud last year - The Independent
03 Mar 2018

Government criticised over 'draconian' election changes after figures reveal only one person prosecuted for electoral fraud last year  The Independent

*Fresh* doubts have been cast over government plans to tighten voter identification measures after official figures revealed only one person was prosecuted for ...


Bamber, Dalvi, Halsey meet Rabina Khan for lunch - Love Wapping
10 Mar 2018

Bamber, Dalvi, Halsey meet Rabina Khan for lunch  Love Wapping

A person believed to be Cllr. Rabina Khan has been photographed meeting with senior ex-Tower Hamlets officers Andy Bamber and Stephen Halsey.


Firm ordered to deliver new costs bill to Tower Hamlets campaigner - Law Gazette
06 Sep 2018

Firm ordered to deliver new costs bill to Tower Hamlets campaigner  Law Gazette

A London law firm has been ordered to present a new costs bill to a campaigner who led a legal battle to remove former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman in ...


Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results live blog - Love Wapping
04 May 2018

Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results live blog  Love Wapping

This page will be updated throughout the day with news of the Tower Hamlets mayoral and local elections 2018 results. The count is being held at the ExCel ...


Tower Hamlets residents join police for knife searches - BBC News
02 Aug 2017

Tower Hamlets residents join police for knife searches  BBC News

Machetes, "Zombie knives" and baseball bats were among the weapons found during the searches.


Tower Hamlets: Postal Voting to be Monitored In Area Where Muslim Mayor Was Banned for Electoral Fraud - Breitbart News
20 Dec 2017

Tower Hamlets: Postal Voting to be Monitored In Area Where Muslim Mayor Was Banned for Electoral Fraud  Breitbart News

The government is to trial new measures designed to counter electoral fraud in areas including Tower Hamlets, where ethnic minority groups and the | London ...


Tower Hamlets Councillor Shelina Akhtar sacked for benefit fraud - BBC News
06 Feb 2012

Tower Hamlets Councillor Shelina Akhtar sacked for benefit fraud  BBC News

An east London councillor is sacked after being jailed for 16 weeks after pleading guilty to benefit fraud.


Credit card fraudsters trick OAP, 80, out of £2500 and go on spending spree in east London - East London Advertiser
29 Jan 2018

Credit card fraudsters trick OAP, 80, out of £2500 and go on spending spree in east London  East London Advertiser

A man in his 80s has been conned out of £2500 in what detectives say was a cruel 'courier' fraud—despite refusing to withdraw cash from a machine at Tower ...


Lutfur Rahman: Disgraced ex-mayor 'trying to form new party' - BBC News
03 Feb 2017

Lutfur Rahman: Disgraced ex-mayor 'trying to form new party'  BBC News

The disgraced former mayor of Tower Hamlets is trying to form a new political party, the BBC understands. Lutfur Rahman was banned from standing for office ...


New council shakes money tree – finds more cash for cabinet members - Love Wapping
16 May 2018

New council shakes money tree – finds more cash for cabinet members  Love Wapping

Documentation seen by LW seem to indicate that one of the first orders of business for the newly elected Labour council of Tower Hamlets is to award ...


Banned ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets loses latest appeal bid - The Guardian
22 Jun 2017

Banned ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets loses latest appeal bid  The Guardian

Lutfur Rahman, barred from running for office after being found guilty of corruption, fails in attempt to challenge ruling. Press Association. Thu 22 Jun 2017 05.37 ...


Revealed: The number of food premises in Tower Hamlets served with a written warning for hygiene issues - East London Advertiser
27 Sep 2018

Revealed: The number of food premises in Tower Hamlets served with a written warning for hygiene issues  East London Advertiser

Almost 1200 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Tower Hamlets for food hygiene issues over the last year, it has been revealed today.


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