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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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.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Sat 1 May
Kill The Bill – National Day of Action
Thurs 13 May, 18.30
Left Unity Open Discussion about the Results of the May 2021 Elections
What do these mean for Scottish Independence, Wales, Local Government, the Labour Party & the Left?
Sat 26 June, 12.00 noon
People’s Assembly – National Demonstration
After Covid, Demand a New Normal.
Assemble Portland Place. March to Parliament Square.
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