Some Labour councillors join Lutfur Rahman’s cabinet

Four Labour councillors in Tower Hamlets have decided to join the cabinet of Lutfur Rahman, who was overwhelmingly elected Mayor of Tower Hamnlets as an independent after being replaced as Labour’s candidate by the person who had come third in the ballot and had made as yet un-investigated allegations against him. The Labour Group had previously decided not to participate in his administration and is now understood to be considering taking action against these councillors — Labour Councillors Abdul Asad, Shofiqul Haque, Rofique Uddin Ahmed and Shahed Ali. Continue reading