Vote for a Tory who can fight your corner
By Tim Archer
The election to decide who will be Tower Hamlets' first executive mayor is almost upon us. Voters go to the polls on October 21 to decide who should run the council and its £1billion a year budget.
For many it's been a bunch of politicians arguing amongst themselves.
Labour has split themselves in two; they have dumped the first candidate they selected to instead choose the man they put third.
The man they chose first has then dumped Labour and decided to run as an independent taking a number of councillors with him.
It's a bit of a mess really.
Interestingly, both the Labour candidates (that is the current Labour candidate and the former Labour candidate) have already had a go at running Tower Hamlets Council and they made a mess of that too.
The Labour-run council has run up a £60million black hole of a budget deficit before a single central Government cut has been made. They had to finally admit to their financial woes in March of this year.
They can't even balance the books in the good times, so heaven only knows what they'd be like in the tough times ahead.
All this means that the residents of Tower Hamlets have a clear choice - vote for more of the same or vote for change, vote Conservative, and get someone with links to the Government who can argue for our corner and be trusted to clear up Labour's mess.