Labour leader meets voters on Brick Lane ahead of crunch Mayoral poll
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party, gave a further boost to the John Biggs for Mayor campaign in Tower Hamlets today with a visit to Shoreditch and Brick Lane.
Miliband joined Biggs to meet voters in Tower Hamlets just over two weeks before the crucial mayoral poll.
Issuing a rallying call to voters in the borough, Miliband said that only John Biggs can beat the discredited current mayor Luftur Rahman and that voters “have a choice in this election between a Labour mayor in John Biggs and the incumbent who has put the East End in the news for all the wrong reasons.”
On their walkabout Miliband and Biggs visited the Brick Lane Bookshop and other businesses in the area.
Ed Miliband's visit adds significant further momentum to Labour's campaign in Tower Hamlets. It follows press reports last week that John Biggs is the bookies' favourite to win the Tower Hamlets mayoral election but the race remains very close.
Ed Miliband said:
"The people of Tower Hamlets have a choice in this election between a Labour mayor in John Biggs and the incumbent who has put the East End in the news for all the wrong reasons. John wants to build a future where everyone plays their part and offers leadership that is strong, honest and fair."
John Biggs said:
“It's great to have Ed back in the East End today. Like the national party under Ed’s leadership with their focus on the Cost of Living crisis, here in Tower Hamlets we are talking about the things that matter to people: building a cleaner, safer borough and running a positive campaign. As Ed’s visit shows, our campaign is really building momentum but we need to make sure we work hard on the doorstep over the next two weeks to deliver the change Tower Hamlets needs."
Rushanara Ali MP said:
"I’m thrilled to have Ed returning to the East End to support John Biggs our fantastic candidate for Mayor. John is the only candidate who reflects Ed Milibands one nation vision, working with all communities to build a better future for our borough."