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Lib Dems ask Eaton to fight Barking and Dagenham seat to keep Griffin out

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 October 2010

RUMOUR has it that one East End politician has been approached to fight to keep BNP leader Nick Griffin out of Westminster. Tower Hamlets Lib Dem leader Stephanie Eaton is said to be thinking about a flattering offer to fight for the Barking and Dag

RUMOUR has it that one East End politician has been approached to fight to keep BNP leader Nick Griffin out of Westminster.

Tower Hamlets Lib Dem leader Stephanie Eaton is said to be thinking about a 'flattering ' offer to fight for the Barking and Dagenham seat which Mr Griffin has got in his sight.

Labour's Minister of State for Culture, Media and sport currently holds the seat and has a 8,883 majority and will be defending her seat.

Ms Eaton is a senior lecturer in criminology at Kingston University represents Bethnal Green North on Tower Hamlets council and is one of four Lib Dem councillors in the borough.

She has seats on the council's overview and scrutiny committee, audit panel, standards and strategic development committees, overview and health scrutiny bodies.

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