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Can Labour work together with re-elected mayor Lutfur Rahman?

After the bloody battle between the successful Tower Hamlets First candidate and his beaten rival John Biggs there were signs of hope as the pair swapped tweets promising to work together.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband used the 20th anniversary of the British National Party being voted out of Tower Hamlets to call for unity in the borough.


towerhamlets2.jpgEast London politicians have hit out at Government cuts after it was revealed Tower Hamlets Council has lost a quarter of its funding in five years while Prime Minister David Cameron's local authority has seen its budget increased.

The figures were highlighted during a Parliamentary debate this week.

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Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick has resigned from the shadow cabinet after speaking out against Labour party policy on Syria.

He quit after saying he would vote against an offensive on the Middle East country even if it was proved its government was behind the recent chemical weapons attack on citizens.

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Politicians have condemned an English Defence League march planned for Tower Hamlets this summer and urged the police to intervene.

The borough's Labour Party responded after the right-wing group announced on Monday it would hold a demo in east London on August 24.

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