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Counting the votes for mayor of Tower Hamlets is expected to begin at around 4.30am after all the ballot boxes have been checked and validated.

The Big Count gets under way when the polls close at 10pm tonight for the election of the highly contested Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

Voters in Tower Hamlets must be vigilant and report anything they suspect as being electoral fraud, according to Crimestoppers and the Electoral Commission.

A defiant ex-Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman—banned from office since 2015 for corruption—has defended his record while in power on his return to politics in the run-up to next month’s council elections.

The battle to capture Canary Wharf is hotting up in the most contested voting ward in the Tower Hamlets elections with candidates fighting for just two seats on the council.

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

An urgent call on all rival politicians in the Tower Hamlets council election to ask supporters to “behave ethically” has been made following an attack on a candidate for Lutfur Rahman’s Aspire party who was beaten up on the campaign doorstep.

Ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman dominated last night’s campaign launch by the new Aspire party in the Tower Hamlets council elections in his first major public rallying speech for three years.

The Tower Hamlets councillor who first exposed the racist Brick Lane mural six years ago at the centre of the current row over anti-Semitism in the national Labour Party was among protesters at last night’s demo outside Parliament against Jeremy Corbyn.

A former leading member of ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman’s cabinet has promised a referendum to decide if Tower Hamlets should have an executive mayor after all if she gets elected to the office.

The corrupt administration of ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman has officially been condemned by Tower Hamlets Council which he ruled for five years before being barred from office in the High Court.

Planning permission has been given to turn the former iconic London Hospital in Whitechapel into a new £105m ‘super’ town hall complex.

Two rival opposition leaders on Tower Hamlets Council vying to be mayor in May’s local elections have had their first spat days after their political groups each gained official Electoral Commission recognition.

A second opposition group on Tower Hamlets Council has now been recognised by the Electoral Commission as a legal political entity that is taking on Labour at May’s local elections.

A group of opposition members of Tower Hamlets Council has been formally recognised as a political party by the Electoral Commission in time to take on Labour in May’s local elections.

Specialist anti-election fraud training will be given to 620 Tower Hamlets police officers ahead of May’s local elections.

The Met Police failed to consider a raft of 27 files of damning corruption evidence against Tower Hamlets ex-mayor Lutfur Rahman over election fraud and malpractice in public office, a solicitors’ tribunal report concludes.

Disgraced former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman has been struck off the roll of solicitors and handed an £86,400 legal costs order.

The Lovebox summer rock music festival that ended its contract for east London’s Victoria Park is “crossing the river” to stage next year’s music extravaganza in Brixton.

Fresh investigations into the corrupt 2014 Tower Hamlets local elections which led to mayor Lutfur Rahman’s ban from office could finally result in criminal prosecutions, an official report last night suggests.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture was unveiled today back in east London after 20 years languishing in a field in Yorkshire and surviving attempts to sell it off, a High Court battle for ownership and dodging a hurricane.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has hit a snag this-morning on its long-awaited return to east London after 20 years because of Hurricane Brian at the weekend.

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ sculpture has finally begun its journey back to east London after 20 years in ‘exile’ in Yorkshire and a four-year legal battle over who owns it.

The deputy mayor running Tower Hamlets children’s services in east London which came under fire for not knowing if fostered youngsters were being “abandoned or trafficked” is quitting.

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