Tower Hamlets

  • Council Control: Lab Mayor
  • Conservatives 2
  • Labour 40
  • Liberal Democrats 1
  • UKIP 0
  • Other 1
  • Vacant 2

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.

There are byelections in Lansbury and Shadwell on 7 February (both held by Labour). Mohammed Pappu (Blackwall and Cubitt Town) moved from Labour to Independent in October 2018. Rabina Khan (Shadwell) moved from People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets to Liberal Democrat in August 2018.

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Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG

020 7364 5000


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