Search

Rahman suffers legal setback in fight for Tower Hamlets mayor

17:09 22 September 2010

AXED candidate Lutfur Rahman appears to have lost his battle in the High Court this-afternoon to overturn the Labour Party national executive’s ban on him running for Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

The controversial former Tower Hamlets council leader and a team of four QCs were in chambers in discussions with a judge and lawyers from the Labour Party at 3pm.

But insiders have now told the East London Advertiser that Rahman’s bid for an injunction against Labour’s NEC has been refused.

It leaves Rahman contemplating his next move before Friday’s deadline for candidates to lodge their papers at the Town Hall by noon.

Rahman could run for Mayor as an independent, say insiders. He refused to speak to an Advertiser reporter this morning at his office in London’s East End.

The NEC dropped Rahman on Monday. The committee of 22 voted overwhelmingly to impose Tower Hamlets council leader Helal Abbas, who was in third place in the September 4 selection, as candidate for the poll for mayor on October 21.

Latest News Stories

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

The man who brought down what an election commissioner judge called the corrupt mayor Lutfur Rahman is now putting himself up to take over.

Yesterday, 09:00
Nick Katz

With an increasing number of people trying to cope with London’s spiralling housing prices by moving into house shares with strangers, Splittable, a new app has been launched to ensure household expenses are divded equally.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Yachting Association ready to 'push the boat out' for half-term

A sailing club and two watersports centres in London’s East End are among 19 centres across London offering free or low-cost courses during the school half-term to try out new sports.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Most read news

Competitions

Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder