Your candidates for the Tower Hamlets council and mayoral elections

PUBLISHED: 14:06 11 April 2018

Tower Hamlets Town Hall

Tower Hamlets Town Hall


The candidates for next month's council and mayoral elections have been announced.

Seats in all 20 of the Tower Hamlets wards, as well as the role of directly elected mayor, are up for grabs on Thursday, May 3.

Seven candidates will be contesting the mayoral seat - Conservative Anwara Ali, Labour’s John Biggs, Liberal Democrat Elaine Bagshaw and the Green Party’s Ciaran Jebb, as well as Aspire candidate Ohid Ahmed, People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets candidate Rabina Khan and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition’s Hugo Pierre.

In the wards, a total of 45 councillors will be elected.

Seven of the wards will have three councillors each, 11 will have two councillors and two of the wards - Limehouse and Poplar - will return just one each.

The result of the election is due to be announced the following day, on Friday, May 4. Those eligible to vote will receive a polling card through their letterbox in the coming weeks.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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