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The Government has called on the people of Tower Hamlets to report any knowledge of wrongdoing over the recent election.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

jimELECT.JPGI know many families and communities are concerned about the impact of Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) - gaming machines on which people can bet as much as £100 every 20 seconds - on our high streets.

Recently, the shadow frontbench called an Opposition Day debate on this in the House of Commons.

citybidjim142.jpgTower Hamlets bid to become a city received a high profile boost at a Parliamentary reception last night hosted by Limehouse and Poplar MP Jim Fitzpatrick.

The borough is seeking to be awarded city status as part of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year, and the event - held on the House of Commons terrace - celebrated its history and achievements.

aa-jul2-fitzpatrick2.jpgJim Fitzpatrick has made a heartfelt speech in the House of Commons for Tower Hamlets to be granted city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year.

The MP for Poplar and Limehouse spoke in the House last night during a short debate on the borough's bid to be awarded the status.

By Jim Fitzpatrick


I recently co-sponsored a debate in the House on circus animals. This was business with which I'd been dealing, as a minister, just before the election, but which we didn't have time to finish. Mark Pritchard, Tory MP for The Wrekin, Bob Russell, Lib-Dem for Colchester, and I jointly pressed the Government to ban wild animals in circuses.