Things are heating up. Here are the Liberal Democrats standing for election in the Mayoral and local elections on 5th May, only this morning we published the list of Conservative Party candidates.
You can also see the Liberal Democrats candidates list online here.
Councillor Rabina Khan is of course standing to be Mayor of Tower Hamlets and you can read her manifesto here which has got a lot in it, so much that you need to scroll down quite a lot past the various photos to read it all.
Moley particularly liked her statement that “I have been able to rise, take ownership and move on.”
(Unlike a lot of politicians in the borough who are stuck in the past and determined to make sure we are stuck with them.)
Moley did not realise he would get this today so published his thoughts on the chances of the Lib Dems and Conservatives in his earlier piece.
But basically the Enquirer view is that those voters abandoning Aspire and Labour (and there seems to be quite a few) will be looking for a new political home and the Liberal Democrats led by Cllr Rabina Khan and the Conservatives may offer just that.
It is also good to see a diverse group of candidates that reflects the diverse group of people that make up Tower Hamlets.
|Mayoral||Councillor Rabina Khan|
|Bethnal Green East||Ryan James||Eugene Lynch||Callum Robertson|
|Bethnal Green West||Ashley Lumsden||Judith Cohen||Rebecca Jones|
|Blackwall and Cubitt Town||Guy Benson||Richard Flowers||Azizur Khan|
|Bow East||Simon Herbert||Liza Franchi||Richard Macmillan|
|Bow West||Janet Ludlow||Tom Kaneko|
|Bromley North||Nehad Chowdhury||Siobhan Proudfoot|
|Bromley South||Josh Casswell||David Vinas|
|Canary Wharf||Mohammed Hannan||Morgan Jones|
|Island Gardens||Shelly English||Andrew Cregan|
|Lansbury||Elaine Bagshaw||Muhammad Fakar Uddin||Abdul Manik|
|Mile End||Tabitha Potts||Horia Bogdan||Wei Qu|
|Poplar||Habibur Rahman Tafader|
|Shadwell||Rabina Khan||Simon Tunnicliffe|
|Spitalfields and Banglatown||Gareth Shelton||Freda Graf|
|St Dunstan’s||Mohammed Shafiul Alam||Farhana Akther|
|St Katherines and Wapping||Dominic Buxton||Mahbub Alam|
|Stepney Green||Akhlaquar Rahman||Kim Nottage|
|Weavers||Ed Long||John Adam|
|Whitechapel||Muhammad Abul Asad||Michael Robinson||Aminur Khan|
It is also good to see that Kim Nottage is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Stepney Green.
Kim who? Cast your minds back to the dark days of the pandemic and our stories about the large number of Covid related deaths at Aspen Court care home.
At a council cabinet meeting on 29th July 2020 Kim Nottage gave harrowing details of the treatment her mum Maureen was subject to that eventually led to her death on 7th April at the care home in Dod Street, Poplar.
As a result of this traumatic experience Kim decided to stand for elected office and here she is with a rosette and everything!
A good example to everyone to quit moaning and get involved.
Although the Enquirer does not know Kim personally we have corresponded via email and are sure that she is the type of person we need as a councillor in Tower Hamlets council.
Obviously other candidates from other parties are great too but you know what we mean.