Results tagged “council”



By Peter Golds

The internet can prove difficult for politicians. Earlier this month I received a call from a councillor colleague in Norfolk informing me of a press release issued by Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary.

In this, Mr Hunt strongly criticised the annual spending by this Government of pupil funding in Tower Hamlets, which is up to twice that in Suffolk and Norfolk.



By Giles Broadbent

Pro-Palestininan campaigners clog up Blackwall tunnel in support of the victims of the Gaza confict. Jewish organisations report an increase in anti-Semitic attacks.

And what does the mayor of Tower Hamlets do? Tweet a picture of a Palestinian flag outside the Town Hall.

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Tower Hamlets Labour Group has branded as "bizarre" objections to plans targeting improvements to cycling infrastructure across the borough.

At a meeting last week, representatives for Tower Hamlets First (THF) rejected its support for the London Cycling Campaign's Space for Cycling initiative - although the group had given the thumbs-up during election period.

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Police officers across Tower Hamlets are being asked to make formal statements on the controversial local elections.



By Giles Broadbent

Racked by weariness and relief, the new Mayor of Tower Hamlets wept. He was hurt, he said, by accusation that he was racist, that he was a disciple of division.