Council and democracy
Tower Hamlets Council is made up of 51
elected local councillors from 17
wards across the borough. The council operates an elected
Mayor and Cabinet form of executive decision-making, with an
overview and scrutiny committee, a standards committee and various
other decision-making and regulatory committees.
The political composition of the council is 26
Labour councillors, 14 independent councillors, 7 Conservative
councillors, 2 Respect councillors, 1 Liberal Democrat
councillor and 1 Labour Independent councillor.
The mayor of Tower
Hamlets is Mayor Lutfur Rahman. The Deputy is Councillor Ohid
Ahmed. Find out more about the Mayor and
Cabinet including profiles and responsibilities.
For further information, see the
and Member service pages for agendas, reports and minutes for
Committee meetings, the Executive Forward Plan, forthcoming
decisions and the Council’s Constitution.
Contact for further information
Service Head, Democratic Services
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Town Hall, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BG
Tel: 020 7364 4204
Fax: 020 7364 3232