This week Labour Shadow Cabinet members, MPs, Tower Hamlets councillors and others joined John Biggs in support of his bid to become the Labour Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
John invited friends and supporters to a gala dinner at East Winter Gardens. The event was attended by more than 350 guests including Shadow Justice Secretary and Shadow Minister for London, Sadiq Khan MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and Member of Parliament for Barking, Margaret Hodge MP, the Member of Parliament for Tottenham, David Lammy, Tulip Siddiq, prospective parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, and many others.
At the event John Biggs spoke about his plans if elected as well as the opportunities that Tower Hamlets has lost under the current Mayor.
John Biggs, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:
"Tower Hamlets is at a crossroads. Although there is great success and achievement, for too many this isn’t happening. The people are being neglected, divided and, unless they are favoured, left behind by the very Mayor who is meant to help them.
"Look at what is on our doorstep - the City, Canary Wharf, Tech City, the media and legal centre of the world, world beating medicine, the list is endless – our community should be using those opportunities. Many are. But for many this is not happening. A vital job for a modern council is to make people more powerful. Labour can do that."
Sadiq Khan, Labour’s Shadow Minister for London, said:
“Winning Tower Hamlets is Labour's number one priority in London. Tower Hamlets has a proud Labour history from the days of George Lansley and Clement Atlee. John Biggs is continuing that tradition by fighting for more affordable housing, more jobs and more apprenticeships in the borough.
“The Shadow Cabinet and I won't rest and will be coming to Tower Hamlets as often as it takes to ensure the fantastic and mixed communities of Tower Hamlets get the Mayor they deserve.”