Landslide election manifesto adopted by Tower Hamlets Council for ‘safer streets and more housing’
- Credit: Mike Brooke
Labour’s manifesto which won them a landslide victory at the polls in the Tower Hamlets elections has now been formally adopted as official council policy.
The ‘blueprint’ promises safer and cleaner streets, reduced pollution, tackling the housing crisis with its of 19,000 waiting list and making a priority of the Strategic Plan for the future of the East End.
“Voters gave us a powerful mandate,” Mayor Biggs said this week. “Now it’s time to turn plans into action to build on everything we achieved during my first term.”
Labour’s landslide was the final nail on the coffin of Lutfur Rahman’s independent administration which wiped out the last remnants of his followers still on the council after their leader was ousted by the High Court overturning the 2014 corrupt election for mayor.
Mayor Biggs’ first term after winning the re-run election in 2015 was spent cleaning up the secrecy and malpractice and getting the dodgy runaway finances under control.
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Now the landslide in May has given his party 42 of the 45 council seats.
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