Independent group 10, People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets 6, Independent 1. 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.
Abjol Miah (St Peter's) moved from ungrouped Independent to People's Alliance for Tower Hamlets in December 2017. Mohammed Mufti Miah (Bromley North) joined the Independent Group in November 2017.
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