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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Michelle Obama has been in London’s East End meeting pupils and teachers at Mulberry Secondary School for Girls.

Hints that he's in the lead... John Biggs with council leader Rachael Saunders sense victory

John Biggs has stormed home for Labour to be the new mayor of Tower Hamlets, beating rival Rabina Khan by a resounding margin of 7,370 votes.

Sabina Akhtar... winning Stepney Green for Labour [photo: Mike Brooke]

Labour stormed back in the Stepney Green by-election giving them the overall majority on Tower Hamlets council of just one.

Candidates for mayor lined up for BBC radio showdown [photo: Mike Brooke]

Voters go to the polls in London’s East End today for a new Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the shadow of police investigations into election malpractice and corruption.

Richard Horwood, Isle of Dogs Forum chairman

All candidates in tomorrow’s Tower Hamlets election for mayor have promised to recognise the Isle of Dogs new neighbourhood planning forum, a packed hustings meeting heard.

'Save Our Surgeries' campaigners fighting to

A busy GP surgery in London’s deprived East End is facing being shut after a fifth of its NHS funding was cut.

Public 'Question Time' for police

The new police borough commander for London’s East End is being questioned by a neighhood board set up to make the Met’s local police chiefs more accountable like questioning sessions at City Hall.

Picture: Tony Gay

Families were woken in the night when a blaze broke out in a block of maisonettes in London’s East End.

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam

Anti-Corruption campaigner Andy Erlam is handing in files to Scotland Yard today with yet more allegations of election fraud in the Tower Hamlets elections.

MP Dianne Abbott... shortlisted for Labour to run for Mayor of London next year

Labour party rank-and-file members in London’s East End have chosen Hackney MP Diane Abbott, who campaigned to end child obesity when she was Shadow Public Health Minister, as one of three shortlist candidates to run for Mayor of London next year.

Candidates for mayor lined up for BBC radio showdown [photo: Mike Brooke]

Only six-out-of-10 new homes are getting off the ground in London’s overcrowded East End which has failed to reach its target for new family social housing.

Labour's John Biggs in battle for Tower Hamlets Mayor

The gloves are off in the ‘home run’ in the last seven days before the people of London’s East End go to the polls on June 7 in the re-run election to replace deposed mayor Lutfur Rahman.

Shiraj Haque turns against Rahman's 'personality' politics [photo: Mike Brooke]

Lutfur Rahman’s former campaign chairman of the original 2010 referendum for an elected Tower Hamlets mayor in London’s East End has come out tonight against his former ally.

TfL takes over Liverpool Street local commuter services

Fares for tens-of-thousands of east London commuters are being slashed today with commuter trains out of Liverpool Street being switched to the London Overground network.

Kevin helps injured after earthquake

Ambulance paramedic Kevin Corrigan is back in east London after witnessing a catastrophe of “Biblical proportions” in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Nepal.

Royal London Hospital

Hospital services at the Royal London have been slammed as “inadequate” by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Top cops are facing the ‘third degree’ today after being summoned to City Hall for questioning about Tower Hamlets election fraud.

Azmal Hussain with his petition to the Electoral Commission

Anti-corruption campaigner Azmal Hussain who brought down Mayor Lutfur Rahman in the High Court for election malpractice is now demanding the sacking of 17 Tower Hamlets councillors.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

Ten candidates have put their hat in the ring to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets in the re-run-election set for June 11 to replace deposed Lutfur Rahman.

Rahman's election victim, John Biggs, at his original 2014 election campaign launch

Labour’s candidate for the hot seat of Mayor of Tower Hamlets in next month’s re-run Town Hall election has been re-elected as the London Assembly’s powerful budget chairman.

Battle for Tower Hamlets town hall

The gloves are off in the battle for Mayor of Tower Hamlets and the £1.2bn Town Hall budget now that the General Election is out of the way.

Andy Erlam in the East End after his High Court triumph [picture: Mike Brooke]

Anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam is lodging his nomination papers today to run for Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Rushanara Ali, the Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate for Bethal Green and Bow, has been selected as the constituency’s member of parliament.

Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse with Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

The Labour Party’s Jim Fitzpatrick has been elected member of parliament for Poplar and Limehouse.

Tower Hamlets general election count for Poplar and Limehouse at the ExCel Centre

Votes have been cast and are being counted for the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

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