Tower Hamlets council: ‘Eric Pickles has abused his powers’

Pete Green of Left Unity said:

“Eric Pickles has abused his powers and revealed a contempt for the democratic vote in Tower Hamlets by sending in three commissioners to oversee the council’s actions.

“The audit, demanded by local Labour MPs who feel threatened by the success of mayor Lutfur Rahman’s Tower Hamlets First in the local elections, has found no evidence of criminality or fraud.

“Yet Labour and the Tories have combined to smear a mayor and his supporters who have had the temerity to challenge government policies at home and abroad.

“We will work with local campaigners to defend local democracy against this Labour-Tory attack.”

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Notes for editors

1. Left Unity is the new party of the left in Britain. Founded in November 2013, it has around 2,000 members and 50 branches across the country.



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