Council and democracy
Tower Hamlets Council is made up of 51
elected local councillors from 17
wards across the borough.
The political composition of the council is 27
Labour councillors, 14 independent councillors, 7 Conservative
councillors, 2 Respect councillors, and 1 Liberal
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.
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 results for the
Spitalfields by election held on April 19, and both the
Greater London Authority Elections and Weavers
by-election held on May 3, 2012 can all be seen
together on the election results
Contact your councillor
Each ward is represented by three councillors.
Find out what ward you live in by using our postcode
Councillors are elected to represent their
communities. Voters can meet their elected councillors to obtain
information and advice, make a complaint or enquire about services
that the council provides, through attending the individual
councillor's consultation session, known as a 'surgery'.
when your councillor surgeries are held.
Tower Hamlets Council employs around 10,500 staff in five
directorates around 4,800 of whom are
based in schools.