Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets
"I am delighted and honoured to have been re-elected mayor
of Tower Hamlets.
After the intensity and passion of the election campaign, the
serious business of delivering excellent services and creating
opportunity for all must continue. I want to harness that passion
across the political spectrum so that we can work in unity for the
good of our borough.
My record of the last four years fulfilled my promise as first
elected mayor of Tower Hamlets to tackle some of the big issues we
face to improve the quality of life for everyone. That involved
building the highest amount of affordable housing in the country,
introducing free school meals, providing education allowance and
university bursaries and continuing free homecare.
I will continue to work hard to both deliver services for all
and protect the most vulnerable people in our borough.
I first took up this post during some of the most challenging
financial times this country has faced and the next four years will
continue to be challenging financially. We will need to start a
conversation about what services of the future will look like.
We will be exploring more creative partnerships with other
public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and also businesses in
our borough to deliver my manifesto commitments.
As mayor of Tower Hamlets I am directly accountable to you –
local people. I am responsible for all Council services and
developing the strategies to deliver them.
I also represent and champion Tower Hamlets on issues that go
beyond the immediate powers of the council, including campaigning
on Welfare Reforms.
On this site you will see the key
priorities that I will concentrate on throughout my term as
mayor. I want to deliver these ambitions for our borough by working
with you and will listen to your views about how we can make our
I look forward to working with you to achieve our shared goal –
making Tower Hamlets an even better place for all of us."
You can contact Mayor Lutfur Rahman at:
Executive Support Office
Town Hall, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 4993