Independent group 9, People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets 5, Independents 3. Inner east London; from Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Wapping to Bow, Poplar and the Isle of Dogs. The population includes a very large proportion from Bangladeshi backgrounds. Controversial directly-elected Mayor Lutfur Rahman had his election overturned in April 2015.
Andrew Cregan (Island Gardens) moved from Labour to Liberal Democrat in February 2017. A new 'People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets' group was formed in January 2017.
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