Results tagged “Mayor Lutfur Rahman”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.