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The Evening Standard has reported that the Deputy Mayor of London has asked Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to review the police's investigation into electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.

HMIC Review into 2014 Tower Hamlets election fraud

The Evening Standard has reported that the Deputy Mayor of London has asked Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to review the police's investigation into electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets. Read more

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has today responded to the recommendations of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, which has called for an enquiry into the Tower Hamlets electoral fraud investigation.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets responds to PCC Report

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has today responded to the recommendations of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, which has called for an enquiry into the Tower Hamlets electoral fraud... Read more

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets said:

Mayor of Tower Hamlets Responds to Budget 2017

Responding to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, John Biggs Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: Read more

Osmani Primary School looks set to keep its current name after parents voted 236 to 44 to retain the original name. The Mayor of Tower Hamlets welcomed the result and called on the school's governing body to listen to the will of the parents and abandon any plans for a change of name for the school.

Mayor Welcomes Parents' Vote to Retain ‘Historic’ Osmani School Name

Osmani Primary School looks set to keep its current name after parents voted 236 to 44 to retain the original name. The Mayor of Tower Hamlets welcomed the result and... Read more

Mayor John Biggs' second budget was passed by the council last night with a clear majority voting to support his "progressive and compassionate" budget.

The Mayor's three year budget protects funding for all of the borough's libraries, leisure centres, children's centres and Idea Stores as well as for Tower Hamlets' award winning parks. It also continues funding for all primary school pupils to receive free school meals and the 100% council tax discount for the poorest residents.

Council Votes for ‘Progressive and Compassionate’ Budget

Mayor John Biggs' second budget was passed by the council last night with a clear majority voting to support his "progressive and compassionate" budget. The Mayor's three year budget protects... Read more

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets yesterday wrote to Poplar Harca’s Chief Executive setting out proposals to save around 50 one and two bedroom social homes after it emerged they had been put up for auction by the Housing Association.

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets yesterday wrote to Poplar Harca’s Chief Executive setting out proposals to save around 50 one and two bedroom social homes after it emerged they had been put up for auction by the Housing Association.

Mayor proposes plan to save Poplar Harca social homes from auction

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets yesterday wrote to Poplar Harca’s Chief Executive setting out proposals to save around 50 one and two bedroom social homes after it emerged they had... Read more

Mayor tells Prime Minister that Trump not welcome in Tower Hamlets

President Donald Trump should not be allowed to visit London until he has reversed and apologised for his policies which unfairly ban people from predominantly Muslim countries, the Mayor of Tower Hamlets has said.

“No Place for Hate” means Tower Hamlets is ‘No Place for Trump’ says Mayor

Mayor tells Prime Minister that Trump not welcome in Tower Hamlets President Donald Trump should not be allowed to visit London until he has reversed and apologised for his policies... Read more

Osmani Primary school has announced that it will now consult parents on its controversial plan to rename the school, following an appeal from Mayor John Biggs not to go ahead with the change.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs called on the school to rethink its plans after details emerged that it planned to rebrand Osmani school as ‘Vallance Primary School’. The Mayor wrote to the Governing body ahead of their meeting on Tuesday 24th January, asking them to consult parents before making such a controversial change. Tower Hamlets Council had debated the plans last week, after Mayor Biggs introduced a motion outlining the importance of the Osmani name to the Bengali community, and expressing concern at the plans.

Osmani school name change averted after Mayor intervenes

Osmani Primary school has announced that it will now consult parents on its controversial plan to rename the school, following an appeal from Mayor John Biggs not to go ahead... Read more

Mayor brands Government’s failure to address social care crisis “an insult to those struggling to keep system afloat”

Government’s social care announcement will leave Tower Hamlets £3.3m worse off

Mayor brands Government’s failure to address social care crisis “an insult to those struggling to keep system afloat” Read more

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has called on Theresa May to scrap changes to the schools funding formula which would see budget cuts for schools in deprived areas like Tower Hamlets.

The Mayor made the call alongside 23 other local government leaders in a recent letter to the Guardian newspaper.

Writing in the letter, the 24 politicians highlighted the unfairness that if the new funding formula was adopted “children in England’s 30 most deprived local authority areas face a net loss of £245m a year, while the 30 least deprived areas gain £218m.”

Prime Minister urged not to punish schools in deprived areas with cuts

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, has called on Theresa May to scrap changes to the schools funding formula which would see budget cuts for schools in deprived areas... Read more

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