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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has thrown his support behind the Labour candidate John Biggs in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election.

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By Giles Broadbent

For those who observe Tower Hamlets Council closely or - for health and safety reasons - at arm's length, Monday's Panorama would have contained just the one shock amid the welter allegations of mismanagement, cronyism and self-promotion.

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Eric Pickles has ordered an investigation into the financial management of Tower Hamlets Council.

The Communities Secretary is acting in response to allegations made by the BBC Panorama documentary broadcast earlier this week.

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In seven weeks the public of Tower Hamlets will go to the ballot to elect the next mayor, giving one man control over the spending of many millions of pounds in one of the county's most deprived boroughs.

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By John Biggs

By the time you read this, and unless it has been stopped by desperate legal actions, Panorama will have been broadcast examining the record of Tower Hamlets' mayor Lutfur Rahman.

While writing this the BBC investigation hadn't been shown so I am not certain what it will say.

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