Tower Hamlets gears up for the general election on May 6

THE East End s political parties will kick-off their campaigns today as the general election is set for May 6. Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the date this morning after a 20-minute meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in which he asked he

THE East End's political parties will kick-off their campaigns today as the general election is set for May 6.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the date this morning after a 20-minute meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in which he asked her to dissolve parliament.

MP candidates for the constituencies of Poplar and Limehouse and Bethnal Green and Bow will be spending the next month campaigning for the Westminster hot seats.

East Enders will also be voting for their local councillors on May 6 and deciding on whether they want a mayoral system in Tower Hamlets.