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Detailed claims of voter fraud, intimidation and false representation have been submitted to the High Court by a group contesting the validity of May's Tower Hamlets election.


Tower Hamlets Council said a Palestinian flag placed outside its town hall was torn down in an act of "perceived vandalism".

In a move which saw it criticised by the government, council staff had put up the symbol at Mulberry Place on Wednesday following a decision by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.


Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is claiming petitioners contesting his election win have "no evidence" despite High Court judges giving the go-ahead to an inquiry into the vote.

And petitioners have accused the mayor and the election's returning officer John Williams of squandering money on the unsuccessful appeal.


Plans by Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman to move 500 families out of London have been labelled a "tragedy" by opposition politicians.

The council admitted the scale of the borough's housing crisis in a Freedom of Information request made by the Labour Party.

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Labour claims the shortage of school places in Tower Hamlets is set to continue after the borough missed out on cash from a Government scheme.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman failed to secure funding for school expansion and renovation from the Priority Schools Building Programme - which selected more than 270 establishments across the UK to benefit.