Women’s Tower Hamlets election manifesto on violence and jobs launched by Labour

PUBLISHED: 13:14 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 08 March 2018

The mayor and his women's army of female candidates (and a few men) ready to launch their manifesto for May's local elections. Picture source: Tower Hamlets Labour Party

The mayor and his women's army of female candidates (and a few men) ready to launch their manifesto for May's local elections. Picture source: Tower Hamlets Labour Party

TH Lab Pty

Women are unveiling their own election manifesto in the run-up to May’s local council polls being unveiled by Tower Hamlets Labour Party on Women’s International Day.

It targets violence against women, lack of employment and lack of affordable childcare.

Women candidates, current councillors and cabinet members join Labour Mayor John Biggs for tonight’s launch at St Margaret’s community centre in Bethnal Green.

The party’s full manifesto isn’t being unwrapped until next month, but tonight’s “short version” contains 15 pledges on issues facing women.

These include making the East End safer for women and girls, supporting more women into work and ensuring affordable childcare for working families who need it.

The manifesto claims 97 per cent of “interpersonal violence” victims listed in Tower Hamlets crime statistics are women.

On jobs, it notes that only 60pc of women are able to work compared to 78pc of men.

Half the non-working mothers, around 14,000 women, say they would get jobs if they had affordable childcare, the manifesto points out.

Bangladeshi women are also highlighted, showing just 37.7pc working, compared to 63.5pc of Bangladeshi men.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00

A giant big red bus has been driving round London, and no, we’re not having another referendum.

Three years ago, I became mayor in circumstances I never expected. The borough’s reputation was in tatters following the removal of the previous mayor.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Letters, contributions and comments sent in to the Advertiser this week.

Friday, March 16, 2018

A teenage girl boxer who first entered the ring when she was only 11 has scooped the Canary Wharf ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award.

Friday, March 16, 2018

All customer service and travel information on the line will be integrated with TfL’s other services, with daily fare capping for Oyster and contactless applying.

Friday, March 16, 2018

A remarkable record of 100 per cent success has been achieved on the fifth anniversary of a teacher-training alliance that provides classroom staff for 25 east London schools.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A host of new acts have been announced to perform at All Points East in Victoria Park this summer.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now