Results tagged “Tower Hamlets”
Say "UKIP" and people hear anti-immigration and Euro-scepticism, mainly due to leader Nigel Farage's ferocious pressing of those themes.
While that polarising message has catapulted the party to the mainstream, at local level it can create difficulties on the doorstep.
COMMENTBy John Biggs
This is a vital year for Tower Hamlets. Many of us think the current mayor is letting our community down. We could do so much better.
The mayor of Tower Hamlets controls a £1billion annual budget but he's failing on the basics.
Tower Hamlets has the fourth highest loss per player on fixed odds betting terminals in the country at £2,249, according to the Campaign for Fairer Gambling. Newham comes in at 10th with £1,894 average losses among its near 10,000 estimated players. All are dwarfed by the City of London with £32,883 average losses per player.
Check out our graphic for the full breakdown of losses per borough.
COMMENTBy Giles Broadbent
I try to limit how often I pick apart Mayor Lutfur Rahman's empty rhetoric, partly because it's a full-time job and partly because it wearies the soul.
However, an occasional example suffices to cover the whole.
The Conservative Party in Tower Hamlets has selected Chris Wilford as its candidate for mayor.
The announcement came as the party announced pothole repairs and cleaner streets were two key issues it's campaigning on to win votes in May's election.