John Biggs campaign holds rally for unity
- David Lammy throws weight behind Biggs for Mayor of Tower Hamlets
- Dave Prentis endorses Biggs on International Workers Memorial Day
John Biggs, Labour's candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, was yesterday joined by Jim Fitzpatrick MP for Poplar and Limehouse, David Lammy MP for Tottenham, councillors and council candidates at a campaign rally at the Battle of Cable Street mural on Cable Street in Shadwell.
With less than a month to go - speakers called for a fresh start for politics in Tower Hamlets based on unity not division. With a comprehensive and popular offer for residents, the John Biggs campaign for Mayor has picked up enormous momentum on the ground.
Celebrating International Workers Memorial Day, John spoke of the importance of workers’ struggles over the decades, paid respects to those that had fought for the rights of workers and announced the endorsement of Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON.
John Biggs, Labour's candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets said:
"I’m honoured to have the support of David Lammy MP for Tottenham as a great Londoner, and the endorsement of Dave Prentis, a long standing champion of the union movement on this important day for workers”
"The Cable Street mural represents the best characteristics of our borough and the darkest days of our history. We have proudly fought the hatred of the past and we must continue to consign all division to history.
"I have led that fight in the past and will lead it in the future. As Mayor I will bring our community together as One East End.
After speaking at the rally David Lammy MP for Tottenham said:
"Tower Hamlets needs a Mayor that can unite the borough: John Biggs is that person. John will bring much needed accountability and transparency to the council and along with his great team of council candidates I know he'll work hard every day for a cleaner, safer and brighter borough."
Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON said:
"Tower Hamlets has always had vibrant politics, but what the borough needs now is a Mayor that will bring people together. For me there is only one choice: John Biggs. As a long term supporter of the trade union movement and a trade unionist himself, I know that John Biggs has the strength and honesty to deal with the challenges facing the council in the most fair and open way possible. Whether scrapping zero hours contracts, signing up to the UNISON ethical care pledge, committing to maintaining a productive dialogue with union reps and working with staff rather than dictating from on high - John has shown he has the right priorities for the borough.