15 Labour councillors have hidden details of property interests

Further to yesterday’s story about the five Labour councillors who refused to divulge that they live in Bow E3 here is a full list of all Tower Hamlets councillors showing those who also conceal details of their property interests and those who do not.

To be clear it is perfectly legal for a councillor to ask the council Monitoring Officer that their property details should not be viewable on the website.

It is also the democratic right of every resident to know where their councillors live. All borough residents have the right to view the hard copies of Register of Interests declarations, you just need to email monitoring.officer@towerhamlets.gov.uk to make an appointment (although we did and have heard nothing…)

Tower Hamlets councillors – who has and who has not concealed details of their properties

LabourEve McQuillanBethnal GreenNo
LabourEhtasham HaqueBlackall & Cubitt TownNo
LabourCandida RonaldBlackwall & Cubitt TownNo
LabourMarc FrancisBow EastNo
LabourRachel BlakeBow EastNo
LabourAsma BegumBow WestNo
LabourVal WhiteheadBow WestNo
LabourDan TomlinsonBromley NorthNo
LabourJames KingLimehouseNo
LabourPuru MiahMile EndNo
LabourDipa DasSt Dunstan'sNo
LabourAbdal UllahSt Katharine's & WappingNo
LabourGabriela Salva MacallanSt Peter'sNoDoesn't seem to live anywhere.
LabourTarik KhanSt. Peter'sNo
LabourSabina AkhtarStepney GreenNo
LabourJohn BiggsNoSensible for security reasons
ConservativePeter GoldsIsland GardensNoTemporary redaction for security reasons
Liberal DemocratRabina KhanShadwellNoCllr. Rabina Khan has been subject to numerous threats and attempted home invasions. See accompanying text.
LabourKyrsten PerryCanary WharfNoSecurity reasons due to location.
LabourAbdul Mukit MBEWeaversYes
LabourAmina AliBow EastYes
IndependentAndrew WoodCanary WharfYes
LabourAsma IslamMile EndYes
LabourAyas MiahSt. Dunstan'sYes
LabourBex WhiteLansburyYes
LabourDanny HassellBromley SouthYes
LabourDavid EdgarMile EndYes
LabourDenise JonesSt Katharine's & WappingYes
LabourFaroque AhmedWhitechapelYes
AspireHarun MiahAspireYes
LabourHelal UddinBromley SouthYes
LabourJohn PierceWeaversYes
LabourKahar ChowdhuryLansburyYes
LabourKevin BradySt. Peter'sYes
LabourLeema QureshiSpitalfields & BanglatownYes
LabourMohammed Ahbab HossainBethnal GreenYes
LabourMohammed PappuBlackwall & Cubitt TownYes
LabourMotin Uz-ZamanStepney GreenYes
LabourMufeedah BustinIsland GardensYes
LabourRajib AhmedLansburyYes
LabourShad ChowdhurySpitalfields & BanglatownYes
LabourShah AmeenWhitechapelYes
LabourSirajul IslamBethnal GreenYes
LabourSufia AlamPoplarYes
LabourVictoria ObazeWhitechapelYes
LabourZenith RahmanBromley NorthYes
Data source: London Borough of Tower Hamlets website 15 July 2020 - Your Councillors https://bit.ly/3h4fxuq

Of the elected members who have asked for their property details to be hidden we are aware that in four cases there are perfectly sensible reasons why this should be so.

EEE knows more details than we can disclose for obvious reasons.

Four addresses concealed for good reasons

The address of Mayor John Biggs should be concealed as standard security practise as he is a public figure and it would be daft to do otherwise.

Cllr. Peter Golds (Conservative, Island Gardens) has a temporary redaction on his address as the result of a specific threat.

It is understood that Cllr. Krysten Perry (Labour, Canary Wharf) has asked for her address to be hidden as she is doing work in her ward which may put her at physical harm if her address was publicly available.

When EEE contacted Cllr. Rabina Khan (Shadwell, Lib Dem) she very kindly provided us with copies of numerous police reports relating to attempted home invasions, other related emails and copies of threatening messages sent to her by persons unknown.

Again we are not publishing any further details of these incidents.

27 addresses available to view

27 councillors (Aspire, Independent, Labour) have published details of their property interests / home addresses on the Tower Hamlets Council – Your Councillors page. 

15 addresses concealed for reasons unknown

Which leaves the 15 Tower Hamlets Labour councillors who have hidden details of their property interests for reasons unknown.

This might be a good time for residents to email their councillor and ask them why.

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