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Greens slate secret surveillance

Jenny Jones AM

It has been revealed that two elected Green politicians, neither of whom possesses a criminal record, have been under surveilleance for years – by Scotland Yard’s domestic extremism unit. The Green Party has rushed to condemn the police for monitoring ...

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Dim Jim scoop is poop


It’s a well known fact that Jim Fitpatrick MP (Poplar & Canning Town) is a dog lover. Didn’t he used to have a dog called Scruff who won the House of Commons dog show one year? In March this year, ...

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Mayor thanks voters

Mayor Rahman launches his manifesto (Lilian Collins on his right).

Lutfur Rahman held his first press conference as the re-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the early hours of Saturday, 24th May – within minutes of the election result being announced. He was joined on the platform by the newly ...

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Almost still alive at the Count

town hall

The counting of the councillor elections began a bit after the mayoral result was declared: maybe around 2am or so.  LBTH is publishing detailed ward results on http://moderngov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/mgElectionResults.aspx?ID=22&V=1&RPID=3009658 and there is no need for us to repeat them here. The ...

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The Count in pictures

The problem with the view of the count from the press pen in the gallery is that you can’t read what people are thinking from the tops of their heads.                     ...

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Live from the count

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23.00  The latest rumours are, again, that Lutfur has won on the first round. Nothing official has been announced: why won’t they tell us what is going on?  We need to get a mayor in post to sort this borough’s ...

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