Comment on Tower Hamlets bribery scandal

Commenting on the Sunday Times story that a businessman with links to the Labour party attempted to solicit a bribe from a developer in exchange for planning consent, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Poplar and Limehouse, Elaine Bagshaw said:

"Once again our borough is mired in scandal. It seems that only 4 months after we finally got rid of Lutfur Rahman, someone with links to the Labour party decided to try and carry on his legacy. 

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What rubbish recycling!

Residents across the borough are fuming at changes made to how we recycle. Pink bags have to be collected from an Idea Store, and in a bizarre turn of events you also have to show ID.

Local spokesperson Elaine Bagshaw said: “We already have one of the lowest recycling rates in London and this is only going to make it worse. We have to work together to make recycling as easy as possible for people. This is bad for the planet and bad for the borough.”

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Council ignoring needs of local people and leaving homes empty

Since taking power in 2015, the local Labour-run Council has not used any of its powers to bring empty homes back into use in Tower Hamlets. In 2016 19,124 families were waiting for a home. 2,278 homes were sitting empty and could have been used to give local families a home - but the Council hasn’t lifted a finger to make that happen.

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Labour lets young people down AGAIN

Labour have once again failed young people and plunged Tower Hamlets into scandal and embarrassment. Islington and Leicestershire Councils have been called in to run Children’s Services as local Labour councillors just can’t do it properly.

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Cleaning up the island

Chris and Shelly have been working hard to help keep the streets of Island Garden cleaner and therefore reduce pest and other anti-social issues. We have already undertaken a number of litter picks to tackle high litter areas across Island Gardens, with a lot of support from the local community.

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Find out more about the Bartlett Park Masterplan

The Bartlett Park Masterplan scheme has been in the pipeline for some years. It affects the whole of the park and the old adventure playground across the road that has been closed for some time.

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