Tower Hamlets Borough Mayoral election and a local Council by-election in Stepney Green Ward is on 11th June 2015. Rushanara Ali MP has requested Tower Hamlets residents to vote for our Labour Mayoral candidate, John Biggs, and Labour Councillor candidate in Stepney Green Ward, Sabina Akhtar.
Following her win in the general election Rushanara Ali MP thanked everybody who worked on her campaign for the support over recent weeks and months. She said, ‘It is an honour to be re-elected and I cannot thank the people of Bethnal Green and Bow enough for making that happen.’
She added, ‘So many of you have contributed your time, energy, ideas and support which led to us gaining 61% of the share of the vote – and doubling the majority of 2010 when Bethnal Green and Bow was a Labour gain from George Galloway’s Respect Party.
Across the country, it was a very difficult night for Labour. Many wonderful colleagues lost their seats and many candidates who worked so hard with Labour members and activists were not elected. I’m so proud that people across the East End joined together to vote for a society based on values of fairness, opportunity for all, and for social justice.’