Socialist Worker

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

by Paul McGarr
Issue No. 2453

Activists gather to campaign last Saturday

Activists gather to campaign last Saturday (Pic: Paul McGarr)

Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

The election on 11 June follows an assault on democracy by an unelected barrister and Tory minister Eric Pickles. 

They removed elected mayor Lutfur Rahman and handed Tower Hamlets council’s powers over to four commissioners appointed by Pickles. 

They barred the party Rahman stood for, Tower Hamlets First, from elections.

They are out to crush the council. 

The attack has clear racist and Islamophobic elements.

There will be a furious campaign to stop Rabina by all the established parties. 

The key to winning will be to mobilise the thousands at last week’s rally into networks in every ward to carry the arguments.

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